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Simplifying Summer Pool Party Safety

Pool safety for young swimmers is of utmost importance—but knowing what to do can seem complex and, at times, intimidating. In today’s blog, we hope to simplify some of the most important safety tips so that you can enjoy your next pool party or get together to the fullest.

Designate a lifeguard

Young swimmers will need constant supervision—and while it’s a good idea for parents and attendees to supervise young attendees, it’s always smart to have a designated lifeguard in place whose sole job is to watch over the pool. This person can keep watch for the whole party, or can be one of several who serve in shifts—just ensure that they’re ready to help if needed and, if they’re a friend or family member, provide them with plenty of pool party treats as a way to say “thanks” for such an important job!

Provide a safe space for young swimmers

Not every swimmer will be ready for time in the “big-kids” pool, and that’s okay. If there will be other parents at the party there to help you, consider setting up a kiddie pool for especially young swimmers to enjoy water fun safely. They will still need supervision, but watching such a small group will be an easier task.

Keep safety gear nearby

Be sure to have a handy first aid kid near the pool to handle small scrapes and bruises, should they occur. It’s also wise to keep a charged phone nearby for emergencies.

Provide spare sunscreen

Sunscreen and proper sun protection is a part of pool safety, too! While guests should come prepared with their own sunscreen, towels and other pool gear, it never hurts to have a few extra bottles on hand. You want to ensure that your guests are comfy and covered up while enjoying their time in the pool, and providing extra sunscreen is one of the simplest ways to do it.

Take breaks

As the host of a kid-friendly pool party, remember to encourage plenty of swim breaks for your young attendees. Consider calling swimmers out once in a while for food or games to ensure that no one gets tired out from the sun or swimming.

Close the pool when the party moves indoors

Whenever the party does move indoors—whether for a lunch break or bad weather—be sure to lock the pool gate and close interior doors to prevent eager swimmers from heading into the pool or pool area unattended. Even if you plan to go back outside, closing and locking your outdoor barriers is a must for pool safety and peace of mind.

By following these simple tips—and always sticking by the basic rules of pool safety—your kid-friendly pool party will be one enjoyed by all.

Pool safety for young swimmers is of utmost importance—but knowing what to do can seem complex and, at times, intimidating. In today’s blog, we hope to simplify some of the most important safety tips so that you can enjoy your next pool party or get together to the fullest.

 

Designate a lifeguard

 

Young swimmers will need constant supervision—and while it’s a good idea for parents and attendees to supervise young attendees, it’s always smart to have a designated lifeguard in place whose sole job is to watch over the pool. This person can keep watch for the whole party, or can be one of several who serve in shifts—just ensure that they’re ready to help if needed and, if they’re a friend or family member, provide them with plenty of pool party treats as a way to say “thanks” for such an important job!

 

Provide a safe space for young swimmers

 

Not every swimmer will be ready for time in the “big-kids” pool, and that’s okay. If there will be other parents at the party there to help you, consider setting up a kiddie pool for especially young swimmers to enjoy water fun safely. They will still need supervision, but watching such a small group will be an easier task.

 

Keep safety gear nearby

 

Be sure to have a handy first aid kid near the pool to handle small scrapes and bruises, should they occur. It’s also wise to keep a charged phone nearby for emergencies.

 

Provide spare sunscreen

 

Sunscreen and proper sun protection is a part of pool safety, too! While guests should come prepared with their own sunscreen, towels and other pool gear, it never hurts to have a few extra bottles on hand. You want to ensure that your guests are comfy and covered up while enjoying their time in the pool, and providing extra sunscreen is one of the simplest ways to do it.

 

Take breaks

 

As the host of a kid-friendly pool party, remember to encourage plenty of swim breaks for your young attendees. Consider calling swimmers out once in a while for food or games to ensure that no one gets tired out from the sun or swimming.

 

Close the pool when the party moves indoors

 

Whenever the party does move indoors—whether for a lunch break or bad weather—be sure to lock the pool gate and close interior doors to prevent eager swimmers from heading into the pool or pool area unattended. Even if you plan to go back outside, closing and locking your outdoor barriers is a must for pool safety and peace of mind.

 

By following these simple tips—and always sticking by the basic rules of pool safety—your kid-friendly pool party will be one enjoyed by all.

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