Education

Drowning remains the second leading cause of accidental death in children ages 1 through 14 in the United States. At Splash, we aim to eliminate these occurrences by providing the proper resources to educate yourself and your families.

We strive to promote pool safety and prevent accidents around your facility through active supervision, facility safety checks, safety education, swimming lessons and enforcement of pool rules. It is only through a partnership between your family and the Splash staff that we are able to maintain a safe, relaxing, and enjoyable environment for your family and guests.

Swimmers who are dependent on floatation devices must be accompanied by a guardian who is in the water within one arms reach, ACTIVELY WATCHING THEIR SWIMMER. Although our lifeguards are provided to assist you with supervising your swimmers, please remember that you are ultimately responsible for the safety of your family and your guests. There is no substitute for your ACTIVE SUPERVISION!

Quick Facts

  • Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional injury death among children aged 1–4 years. Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury death among children 5–9 years. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Healthy Swimming)
  • More than 60% of fatal drownings of 0 to 4 year-olds occur in swimming pools. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Healthy Swimming)
  • For every child that dies from drowning, five more are hospitalized for submersion injuries. (American Red Cross, 2014)
  • Almost 20% of non-fatal drownings result in severe, permanent brain injuries. (National Safe Kids Campaign)
  • A drowning child will lose consciousness in as little as two minutes, and two minutes after that, the brain begins to die, resulting in irreversible damage to the brain. (Safe Kids Colorado, Colorado Drowning Fact Sheet)
  • Of those who drowned in a boating accident, 88% were reported to not be wearing a life jacket. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Healthy Swimming)
  • In 2008, almost 4,600 persons visited an emergency department for pool chemical-associated injuries. The most common injury diagnoses were poisoning, which includes ingestion of pool chemicals as well as inhalation of vapor, fumes, or gases and dermatitis/conjunctivitis. More than half of the injuries occurred at a residence. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Healthy Swimming)

Practice Water Safety

Practice Supervision

  • Always watch your children and never leave them unattended
  • Have a phone close by you at all times

Know Life-Saving Skills

  • Learn how to swim
  • Learn how to perform CPR on children and adults
  • Have life-saving equipment such as life rings or reaching poles available for use

Install Barriers

  • Install a fence around the perimeter of the pool and spa of at least four feet in height
  • Use self-closing and self-latching gates
  • Install a door alarm from the house to the pool area
  • Maintain pool and spa covers in working order

Avoid Entrapment

  • Do not play or swim near drains or suction outlets, especially in spas and shallow pools
  • Never enter a pool or spa that has a loose, broken or missing drain cover

RWI brochure

Fact Sheet

Useful Water Safety Links

 
 

Links to Educational Resources