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Staying Safe While Cooling Off: Swimming Pool Safety Tips

Pools around Wichita are either already open or will be soon. Whether it be a private family pool or the local pool at the YMCA or your apartment complex, it’s important that we all follow the basic safety rules. Knowing what to do in case of an emergency and how to prevent accidents can save lives, especially since drowning is the number one cause of accidental death for children between ages one and four.

Safety tips for before you dive in:

  • Don’t leave children unsupervised, even for just a few moments.
  • Only swim when a lifeguard is on duty.
  • Avoid entrapment by keeping children away from pool drains, pipes, and other openings.
  • Make sure your pool is locked securely with self-locking and self-closing gates so children can’t enter unsupervised.
  • Never let children run or engage in horseplay around the pool.
  • Never dive in an area less than 6ft.
  • Keep a safety kit close by and make sure every one using the pool knows where it is and how to use it.

If a child is missing, always check the pool first.

If you are planning on cooling off at El DoradoLake, make sure you check out our lake safety tips!

At Ray Hodge & Associates, we believe in personal injury handled personally. At our office you see a lawyer from the very first meeting because we believe your case deserves an experienced personal injury attorney right from the start.

If you have had a Kansas swimming pool injury that was not your fault and need medical treatment, you need an experienced professional who can help you get back on the road to recovery. Call us today at 316-269-1414 or visit our contact page here. Our Kansas personal injury attorneys will provide you a free initial consultation and if we take your case you don’t pay a dime unless we recover money for you. Even then we only take a percentage of the total amount of your recovery.

If you have questions on what you should be looking for when you are making a decision to hire a Kansas personal injury lawyer, read our article located here.

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Ray Hodge & Associates proudly represents victims and their families across the state of Kansas, including Wichita, Andover, Derby, Goddard, Haysville, Mulvane, Rose Hill, Newton, El Dorado and Hutchinson. Call today for a free consultation all over the state of Kansas. We have proudly served clients in Sedgwick, Butler, Sumner, Harvey, Kingman and Reno Counties.