It’s summertime and many of you will probably be making a splash into the pool.
But sometimes mixing kids and water can mean tragedy.
To keep children safe this summer, there are several things you can do to ensure a happy ending. According to the Red Cross, the number one thing is to learn how to swim. That is the best way to stay safe in and around the water.
Supervision is crucial when it comes to young children.
"Make sure you never swim alone first of all-that would be the primary thing. Make sure someone knows where you are even if you are swimming with a buddy,” said a Fairfax pool lifeguard.
Never swim in a public pool without a lifeguard present and don't rely on the inflatable floaties. What inflates can de-flate.