Here at DuPage Swimming Center, we firmly believe that the Naperville pools in our indoor aquatic center can provide endless hours of fun, excitement and cardiovascular activity for children of all ages. However, we are also staunch advocates of remaining vigilant when it comes to water safety, especially for parents with little ones. Each year, young children who aren’t strong swimmers, or who haven’t learned to swim at all yet, can find themselves in some type of water accident.
Staying Safe At Naperville Pools And Other Swimming Areas
Fortunately, most water accidents are completely avoidable by simply implementing the critical safety tips needed to protect children whenever they are in a swimming environment. DuPage Swimming Center often works with parents at our Naperville pools to help them understand the best ways to safeguard their children around water. Our tips include:
Utilizing supervised swim areas: At DuPage Swimming Center, we strongly urge parents to only allow young children to swim in supervised Naperville pools. Swimming in a pool or other aquatic body that has a certified lifeguard on duty not only provides an extra layer of water protection, but it can also deliver peace of mind to parents. Whether you’re at indoor/outdoor Naperville pools in public places or residential areas, be sure to inquire if there will be a certified lifeguard in charge. If there isn’t a lifeguard, make it your top priority to determine who will be watching the children during their swim time.
Letting children know what’s expected: Setting boundaries with young children proves another critical safety tip. As parents, it’s important to have a firm grasp on your child’s individual swimming capabilities and skill levels. Using what you know about your little one’s abilities, set boundaries and limits on where she can swim, and where she’s restricted from venturing into, to help keep her safe.
Watching around tubs: All too often, parents think that just because a tub is small, it can’t pose a safety problem; however, this simply isn’t the case. Hot tubs and even bathtubs can pose a risk to smaller children. It’s imperative to keep a watchful eye on children near hot tubs (and ensure that there are covers and a fence for added protection) as well as bathtubs to avoid unsafe circumstances.
Limiting roughhousing: At DuPage Swimming Center, we understand that, sometimes, water accidents can happen outside of pools and other bodies of water. Slippery surfaces around a pool area can prove dangerous to children who are wrestling, pushing and roughhousing, and who may slip and fall into the water accidentally. By limiting horseplay, you’ll minimize the risk of someone getting into the water unexpectedly.
Signing up for swimming instructions: What’s one of the best ways to ensure your little ones are always as safe as possible near water? Getting them structured swim lessons with a trained instructor. At DuPage Swimming Center we offer a wide range of lesson formats for children of every age and ability. Working with us can help provide your children with a strong foundation of water safety and consciousness that can last a lifetime.
Want to hear more about lessons at our Naperville pools? Contact us today at: https://www.dupageswimmingcenter.com/contact-us/.