Every safe swimmer needs rules! Follow these swimming rules from our partners for a safe, enjoyable swim season:
Learn to swim well. Almost two million people of all ages learn to swim each year with Red Cross programs.
Always closely supervise children whenever…
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Weak or inexperienced swimmers should wear U. S. Coast Guard-approved life jackets anytime they’re around water.
Know how to respond to an emergency (including lifesaving CPR skills), how to tell if a swimmer is in distress or is drowning, and how and when to call for emergency help. If you have a pool or hot tub, keep lifesaving gear handy. This should include scissors if your pool or hot tub do not include anti-entrapment drain covers as required by laws put in place by the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act of 2007.
Always have on hand a ring buoy, life jackets, rope, pole or other object that can be used to help a person in trouble.
Be sure to have a first aid kit, cordless phone and emergency contact information by the pool.
Contact your local Red Cross chapter for more information on learning to swim, water safety, home pool safety, first aid and CPR classes. American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety
Frisco, TX 74530