Video Supervision And Swimming Alone


  • Whenever infants and toddlers are in or around water, an adult should be within an arm’s length, providing visual and touch supervision.
  • In addition to parental supervision, designate an adult   Video "Water Watcher" (using a distinguishable item such as a lanyard or funny hat) for 15 minutes whose sole responsibility is to watch the pool area and not read, talk on the phone or have outside distractions. After the 15 minutes conclude, hand over the distinguishable item to another adult for 15 minutes and so forth.  Ensure that the “Water Watcher” is a sober adult who knows CPR and has basic swimming skills.
  • Do not use flotation devices as a substitute for supervision. “Water wings” or “floaties,” inflatable water rings, and other pool toys are NOT safety devices. Only U.S. Coast Guard approved life jackets are designed and tested for safety.

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