News: Water Safety Day - May 15th
|5/10/2021 12:00:00 AM
May 15th is International Water Safety Day #IWSD -
According to the World Health Organization…- Every hour, every day, more than 40 people lose their lives to drowning- 372,000 people drown each year, with those under 5 years old at greatest risk
- Globally, over half of all drowning deaths are under 25 years old
Learn the basics for keeping yourself, your family and your friends safe in and around the water every day. Here are a few tips from the Red Cross:
- Swim as a pair near a lifeguard’s chair. Buddy up. Never swim alone. Only swim in places that are protected by lifeguards – or, if at a home pool, only swim when an adult is actively supervising the water.- Look before you leap. Check the water and weather conditions to be sure that it’s a safe place and time to swim. Always enter the water feet first unless the area is intended for diving.- Follow the rules. They exist to keep you safe. Always listen to the lifeguards.- Think so you don’t sink. Know what to do if you get into trouble in the water. The more skills you have, the better you’ll be able to deal with unexpected situations.Knowing how to swim, making smart choices around the water and knowing what to do if something goes wrong can make the difference between life and death.
BPRYCS offers many water safety classes - visit www.BristolRec.com to learn more and to register for swim classes, water safety and CPR training: