Crestview YMCA: Swimming requires taking precautions

Published: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 04:36 PM.


Crestview YMCA aquatics director Sarah Traver offers these swimming safety tips:

• Enroll children as early as 6 months old in swimming lessons

• Swim with a friend; never swim alone

• Have a responsible adult — preferably one trained in lifesaving — watch swimmers during a swimming party

• Read and follow pool or beach rules

• Never enter the water to help a swimmer in trouble; instead, throw or extend something — such as a stick, towel or oar — to the swimmer

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