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Water Safety for Kids: Tips to Keep your Little Ones Safe

Summer is almost here! We teach water safety all year round (aren't indoor pools great?!?), but as the weather starts to warm up, many families will be heading out to the pool, lake, or beach to cool off and have fun.

Houston Swim Club wants to make sure you and your family stays safe this summer.

Drowning is the second-leading cause of unintentional injury-related deaths among children ages 1 to 14. That's why it's crucial to take steps to ensure your kids stay safe around water, and it's always good to remind your family of these important water safety tips.

Water Safety Around the House

It isn't just about the pool! Even if you don't have a pool, there are still potential water hazards in and around your home. Here are a few tips to keep your kids safe:

Water Safety in the Bathroom


The bathroom can be a particularly dangerous area when it comes to water safety. Children can drown in bathtubs, toilets, and even buckets! Here are some tips to keep your little ones safe:

Water Safety at the Beach or Lake

Heading to the beach or lake with your kids? Galveston or Lake Livingston can be a lot of fun, but they can also be dangerous, even for adults who can swim! Keep these water safety tips in mind:

Water Safety in a Backyard Pool

If you have a pool in your backyard, it's important to take extra precautions to ensure your child's safety. Here are some tips:

Water Safety at Public Pools


Public pools can be a fun way to cool off, but they can also be dangerous if proper precautions aren't taken. Here are some tips to keep your child safe at public pools:

 Do's and Don'ts Around Water

Here are some general do's and don'ts to keep in mind when it comes to water safety:



May is Water Safety Month


May is designated as Water Safety Month to raise awareness of the importance of water safety and drowning prevention, so at Houston Swim Club we are doing our best to spread the message all month long.

You can find more resources and tips for keeping your kids safe around water at organizations like Stop Drowning Now. If you are headed to the Galveston beach, Galveston Island Beach Patrol is a great resource for lifeguard schedules and beach conditions.

By taking the time to educate yourself and your kids about water safety, you can enjoy a summer of fun and safe water play.

icon-howeyWritten by Howey the Dolphin, Water Safety Expert, Houston Swim Club

May 5, 2023

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