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Safety First: A Guide to Kids’ Water Safety

1. Use Proper Swim Gear

Proper swim gear is essential for ensuring your child's safety and comfort in the water. Here are some key items to consider:

Swimsuit: Choose a swimsuit that fits well and allows for easy movement. Avoid loose or baggy swimwear, as it can hinder swimming ability.

Swim Cap: A swim cap helps keep hair out of your child's face and reduces drag in the water, making swimming easier and more enjoyable.

Goggles: Goggles protect your child's eyes from chlorine and other irritants in the water. They also improve visibility, especially underwater.

2. Be Prepared for Emergencies

No matter how careful you are, accidents can happen. Being prepared can make all the difference in an emergency situation. Here's what you can do:

Learn CPR: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can save lives in drowning situations. Take a CPR course from the Singapore Red Cross or other trusted providers.

Have a First Aid Kit: Keep a well-stocked first aid kit near the pool or any body of water your child will be swimming in.

3. Lead by Example

Children learn by example, so it's essential to demonstrate safe swimming practices whenever you're in or around the water:

Follow Rules and Guidelines: Show your swimmer the importance of following pool rules, such as no running, no diving in shallow water, and always swimming with a buddy.

Stay Alert: Avoid distractions like using your phone or reading a book while supervising children in or around water. Your full attention is crucial.

4. Enroll Your Child in Swimming Lessons

One of the best ways to ensure your child's safety in the water is to enroll them in swimming lessons. Swimming lessons not only teach children how to swim but also educate them about water safety. Look for reputable swim schools or coaches who follow recognised swimming and water safety guidelines. 

At The Swim Corner, we have a list of accomplished swimmers who prioritise safety first! Connect with our partners today to find out more about our swimming courses! 

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