What is April Pools Day?
This is a day of awareness. Swimming pools are fun, but they can also be dangerous. April Pools Day is about making families aware of the responsibility we assume when we own a pool. Below are some statistics from CDC. Every April, we host April Pools Day to help change these terrifying statistics by helping to educate more people with this lifesaving skill.
Why do we focus on childhood drowning awareness?
Did you know drowning is the greatest cause of accidental death to children under five in the U.S.? According to the CDC, More children ages 1-4 die from drowning than any other cause of death except birth defects.
Children ages 1–4 have the highest drowning rates. Most drownings in children 1–4 happen in swimming pools. Drowning can happen anytime, including when children are not expected to be near water, such as when they gain unsupervised access to pools. Fatal drowning is the second-leading cause of unintentional injury death behind motor vehicle crashes for children ages 1–14.
What is "Do the Five?"
Knowing how to resuscitate in an emergency is vital. But it’s easier to prevent a drowning occurring in the first place. That’s why Poolwerx supports the Do the Five program.
By reinforcing five simple steps, the program’s goal is to reduce the number of drownings in the U.S. to zero:
- Fence the pool
- Shut the gate
- Teach your kids to swim – it’s great!
- Supervise – watch your buddy
- Learn how to resuscitate
Would you know what to do if this happened in your pool?
Teaching your kids to swim, learning CPR and supervising them at all times are key ways you can reduce drowning risk. It’s also important to regularly check your pool surrounds to ensure pool gates, latches and fences and check there are no objects around the fence perimeter.
Download our Pool Safety Checklist
Together with us, you can make a difference. Download your Pool Safety Checklist today!
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Goldfish Swim School: Where the Experience is Golden!
At Goldfish Swim School, we believe that your child deserves to have an incredible swimming experience in the safest and most fun environment possible. Our kids swimming lessons are specially designed to make learning fun through guided play for beginners to advanced swimmers from 4 months to 12 years old, including infant swim lessons, toddler swimming lessons, and more.