Swimming Safely In The Pool

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Do you love going swimming? You may have noticed that swimming pools have a strict set of rules you must follow. This is because although splashing, sloshing and swimming are great fun, swimming pools can be very dangerous places if you don't take care.

Take a look at our do's and don'ts to help you and your friends stay safe in and around the pool.

DON'T get into a swimming pool unless there is an adult to watch you.
DO walk slowly around the pool area – wet floors can be very slippery and you don't want to fall over.

DON'T rely on inflatable toys such as balls and lilos to save your life. They are great fun in the pool and can help you float but don’t take risks with them, such as swimming in water that's too deep for you.
DO check the depth markers on the side of the pool. They tell you how deep the water is at different points so you don't go too far in.

DON'T dive into a pool without checking with an adult or lifeguard first. If the water is too shallow you could hit the bottom and seriously hurt yourself.
DO check all of the signs before going on a water slide or ride to make sure you are old enough, big enough and a strong enough swimmer. If you're unsure, ask a lifeguard.

DON'T jump on people or play rough in the water. It takes less than 2 minutes for a person to drown once their head is under the water.
DO go down the water slide facing up with your feet pointing forwards.

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