Prevent Drowning

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There are many things in life worth enjoying. Swimming is one of them. It can be a sport, hobby, or bonding. Drowning may be a cause of one's death, which is tragic. Are you afraid of taking a bath in the sea, lake or in the pool because you're might be drown? There is no reason to say that, as there are many ways to enjoy taking a bath in the sea or in the pool. Don't be afraid, and just enjoy your life and follow these different actions to prevent drowning.

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Steps

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    Fencing.
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    When you have a house pool, be sure that it is secured, put a fence around your house and make sure that it will be locked always. The fence should be concrete, or if it is not concrete then you should at least make a fence that will not be easily destroyed by children. This is to avoid trespassing. Children might enter your premises and proceed to the pool. And if they are injured or drown, you would be held responsible.
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    Supervision.
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    When children are taking a bath in sea or in a pool, always supervise them. If you cannot supervise them, ask someone who can watch at them. Watch them always because they might go into a deeper portion. Check them also to avoid chasing one another because one might not be able to hold his temper and will push the other to a deeper portion. They might also get tired of swimming, which can result in drowning.
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    Life buoy.
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    Let children use life buoys. These balloons will assist them and while swimming. If they are also tired of swimming, they can always hold and use the life buoy to rest. Water balloons should not be a substitute for life vests.
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    Life vest.
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    While jet or water skiing, boating, or taking a bath in lake or in sea, you can always use life vest. This would be helpful as a precaution. When you are on jet skis or water skiing, you might lose control and might fall, so it is advisable to use life vests.
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    Stay close.
    While in the sea, swim near the shoreline, and don't go far. It is also advisable that when taking a bath or swimming in the sea, you should always have a companion. Companions are needed when you are in the sea.
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    DWS (drinking while swimming).
    Just as you should not drink when you are driving, while swimming in a pool, sea, or lake, you should not be in the state of drunkenness. If drunk, you may hallucinate or lose consciousness, and you will not be as careful as you would if you weren't under the influence .
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    Lastly, don't take a dip in a pool or sea without first knowing how deep it is.
    Check the depth first, and in the sea, check first also to see if it is full of reefs that may cause injury or accidents.
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Additional information to avoid being drowned

Pool Side

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    Purchase a pool alarm system and a cover.
    This cover will protect you from falling in the pool, in case that you get drunk and the pool alarm system will notify people is some is in the pool. This is also to protect your kids.
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    Do not let any of your children to swim alone, it is best that you take chance of looking at them.
    Be a life guard for them in case of emergency.
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    Do not leave your child from any body of water.
    If someone knocks at your door, your phone is ringing and other stuff, it is best that you take your toddler with you or ask someone to look for your children if you have someone with your or simply ask them to do the other chores.
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    If you have a baby sitter, make sure to calibrate them with potential hazards.
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Beach Side

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    Do not let your children go in the water alone and always remind them to go in the water within feet level only.
    This can prevent them being dragged by huge waves.
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    For adults, if you get drunk.
    Avoid going in the water or any bodies of water to prevent being drowned, even if the water is at your feet level only, you can still get drowned.
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    Do not swim to far from the shore line.
    In case that you get tire or cramps, you can easily go to the shore or shout for help once you get cramps.
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    Do not swim if it's heavily raining or electrical storms.
    Normally, beach has a strong wind that can cause water to drag you in the deep part of the beach.
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Tips

  • Don't take liquor with you when going to swim in sea, pool or lake.
  • If you have problems with any of these steps, ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.

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