It’s important to keep pool safety in mind during the summer, as drowning is a leading cause of accidental death for both children and adults during the summer.
To raise public awareness about pool safety while working to prevent swimming pool accidents, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has launched a campaign called “Pool Safely”.
The goal of the campaign is to get all children and adults to learn to swim by the end of the year. Those who wish to participate simply complete a pledge form.
The Pool Safely Kids Pledge says that the individual promises to never swim alone and will ask to take swim lessons. They will also vow to stay away from drains while following all pool rules.
Adults can also complete a pledge form that says they will always designate an adult to supervise swimmers in the water and will teach their children to swim. The form also states they promise to learn CPR, remove ladders, and have proper fencing around the pool when not in use.