1. 3 Tips on Swim Safety

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    “We try to make sure we have the swim vests on and be close and make sure that they are always in arms reach or side of the pool or with an adult in the ocean,” says mom Kristen Keffer. Here’s a sobering statistic: in 9 out of 10 drownings a caregiver claimed to be close by. It wasn’t enough if they weren’t watching. The first thing you need to know about drowning prevention is to designate a water-watcher. “You’re the person who’s just watching the kids. So you’re not on the phone and you’re not cooking, you are literally within arms reach of the pool. That way, there is somebody who could see a child slip under the water,” says Michele King, director of the child advocacy program with Golisano Children’s Hospital. Second tip: create layers of barriers to the swim area. “We recommend that you have alarms and locks on the doors that lead to the pool, that lead to the water. We recommend that you have a four-sided fence around the pool with a self-latching, self-closing, self-latching gate,” says King. And finally: Don’t underestimate swimming lessons. They can reduce the risk of drowning by as much as 88% in children aged 1 to 4 years who face the highest risk of drowning. “Water safety lessons can be beneficial to very young children; swimming lessons as they grow older. Swimming is the one sport that could actually save a life, save your life or save somebody else’s,” says King. And always keep a phone nearby, to call 9-1-1 in case of an emergency. View More Health Matters video segments at leememorial.org/healthmatters/ Lee Memorial Health System in Fort Myers, FL is the largest network of medical care facilities in Southwest Florida and is highly respected for its expertise, innovation and quality of care. For nearly a century, we’ve been providing our community with everything from primary care treatment to highly specialized care services and robotic assisted surgeries. Visit leememorial.org

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    • Dipping into Swim Safety

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      With three kids ages nine to three, Kristen Keffer’s head is on a swivel. Keeping track of them on dry land is challenge enough- when they’re in the water, it’s a full-time job. “We do try to make sure we have the swim vests on and be close and make sure that they are always in arms reach of side of the pool or with an adult in the ocean,” says Kristen Keffer. In the state of Florida, drowning is the number one killer of children under five. As the weather warms up, the action heats up. Michele King is director of child advocacy at Golisano Children’s Hospital. “We actually cover two areas that are really important. One is when the family is gathered and everybody is in the pool or around the water, that they designate a water watcher,” says King. A water watcher is the official eye- tuning out all distractions and focusing on the kids. Everyone should know who is on duty. They may want to make themselves standout by wearing special t-shirt, tag or hat. It’s one thing to be vigilant when everyone is in or around the pool. But a number of drownings happen when no one is around. A child slips away without notice- that’s why layers of protection are so important. “We recommend that you have alarms and locks on the doors that lead to the pool, that lead to the water. We recommend that you have a four-sided fence around the pool with a self-latching, self-closing, gate,” says King. Straightforward suggestions that could be lifesavers. Giving parents a jump on safety, as kids dive into swim season. “They love it, they love the water. So it is a big concern,” says Keffer. View More Health Matters video segments at leememorial.org/healthmatters/ Lee Memorial Health System in Fort Myers, FL is the largest network of medical care facilities in Southwest Florida and is highly respected for its expertise, innovation and quality of care. For nearly a century, we’ve been providing our community with everything from primary care treatment to highly specialized care services and robotic assisted surgeries. Visit leememorial.org

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      • Video promocional H2O Safety

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        Video realizado en 2011 para promover la venta de alarmas para piscina.

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