NATIONAL WATER SAFETY MONTH:
As part of National Safety Month we bring you our Top 10 Tips for staying safe this summer.
Each day we’ll post a new tip so keep checking back!
Public pools and beaches are great places to go to have fun however always ensure a life guard is on duty as accidents can happen!
Here at Kool Runnings, not only are our life guards well trained in rescue and first aid techniques but they genuinely care for the safety of you, our patrons, in and around the pool.
Swimming during a thunderstorm is one of the most dangerous things you can do.
Lightning regularly strikes water since water conducts electricity, making a nearby lightning strike extremely fatal. Any time you hear thunder, or see lightning, you should get out of the water and into a safe place.
Here at Kool Runnings our life guards and staff will direct you to safe areas in the park until it’s time to resume your water fun.
Ensure that everyone in the family learns how to swim. Teaching children water safety and swimming skills from early will make them safer and learning so much more easier. Once you know how to swim, know your limits – Swim in a depth that is safe for your ability and never swim alone! Come to our free swimming lesson on 21st June and help us break the ‘Guinness World Record’ for the ‘World’s Largest Swimming Lesson’
If you cannot swim, wear a life jacket when taking part in water activities such as boat rides, kayaking, canoeing to name a few! Here at Kool Runnings, life jackets are available for those wanting to use the lazy river, Kayaks and Canoes.
Don’t eat or drink when in the water, as these could become a choking hazard. This also includes chewing gum. Also remember alcohol impairs judgment, balance and coordination; and therefore will affect your swimming and diving skills, so don’t swim if consuming alcohol.
Never leave a young child unattended near water and do not trust a child’s life to another child; teach children to always ask permission to go near water.
Drinking water can prevent dehydration especially when swimming in the sun. Dehydration is a big deal. It can negatively impact energy levels and can increase the risk of heat injury (like heat stroke, or heat exhaustion) during the summer. Many swimmers (especially younger swimmers) do not realize how much water they are losing through sweat, since they are surrounded by water. Further, young swimmers become dehydrated much faster than adults: since they are smaller, their core temperature rises faster, and we must take extra care to make sure they stay hydrated So when at Kool Runnings ensure you drink lot of water.
As fun as it may seem, running around/near a pool can be extremely unsafe. Sidewalks can be slippery or other children or items could be in the way resulting in a fall that could be fatal.
Have fun in the water and be safe this summer.
Don’t forget to check out ‘The Worlds Largest Swim Lesson’ here at Kool Runnings on Thursday 21st June 2018.
Register to take part in a free swim lesson and help us break a new world record! CLICK HERE