Steps for safe swimmingIt is true that swimming is a favorite, relaxing and fun outdoor, or indoor activity. It is also true that it can be dangerous if safety requirements are not met. True yet again is the fact that May and June are the most dangerous months for swimming or boating.
Many things contribute to these statistics.
-The excitement of opening the pool at the first sign of spring/summer may cause some to overlook key safety measures.
-The fact that the majority of swimmers have taken the winter off, which usually deteriorates their skill set, while increasing their courage or excitability.
-Pool safety equipment may be broken or failing.
-Parents or caregivers may be relaxed or distracted, which surprisingly is the leading cause of dangerous water-related incidents.