Safety Guide for Taking Children to Play with Water in Summer

The summer heat is unbearable. If you can enjoy the cool water’s edge and play, it is very pleasant to think about it. Especially for children, every summer, beaches, water parks, lakes, swimming pools and so on are all paradise for them to play.

However, summer is also a high incidence period for drowning accidents. Even if children can swim, parents must understand safety knowledge.

What should pay attention to playing with water in different places.

Swimming pool

  1. Do not enter the deep water area: Unless it is a child who has mastered swimming skills very skillfully, do not enter the deep water area without authorization. For children who have not received professional training, it is better to stay in the children’s special play area and do not enter the swimming pool.

  2. Don’t dive: Never dive unless the swimming pool has a special diving area. The water is too shallow and may hit the bottom of the pool, causing serious head and neck injuries.

  3. Ensure escort: Children must be present with adults or companions when entering the water. There will be professional lifeguards in the swimming pool. Parents should tell their children to shout for help in case of accidents.

  4. Don’t play in the pool: Parents should tell their children that they are not allowed to play or fight in the pool, especially don’t push others or jump over others. Once this happens, they should strictly stop it.

Lakes and ponds

  1. Do not enter the pond: Due to the refraction of water, a pool that looks very shallow may be deep enough to drown children. Children should not be allowed to swim in streams, lakes or ponds unless they are very familiar with the environment and adults who are familiar with water are present.

  2. Take protective measures: There may be sharp rocks, broken glass slag, etc. in ponds and lakes. It is better to take some protective measures to protect your feet before launching.

  3. Wear life jackets: Be sure to wear life jackets when taking a boat trip. Even if you are good at swimming, you should also prevent you from being trapped under the water after capsizing.


  1. Watch out for tides: The sea is full of tides. Swimming in the sea is more dangerous than swimming in ponds.

  2. Familiar with the environment: When you first arrive at a beach, you can ask the local residents to understand the ferocity of the sea water here. Some beach management departments will give precautions and draw out safe swimming areas.

  3. Ensure escort: When children swim, they must keep a close distance with adults. When the waves get bigger, it is best to go ashore. When swimming, they should be in the prescribed swimming area and ensure that they are within the vision of lifeguards. Even adults swimming in the sea should do as much as they can according to their physical strength. Once they feel tired, they should immediately leave the sea and go ashore to rest.

  4. Stay away from the dock: The larger wooden structures on the dock may suddenly fall into the water, which may hurt people. If the water flow is too fast, people may hit wooden stakes or stones.

  5. Be careful of marine life: be careful of jellyfish when swimming at the seaside. Tell children not to touch all kinds of floating objects in the sea at will. If they are stung by animals in the sea or feel uncomfortable, tell adults as soon as possible.

  6. Be careful of torrents: Once swimmers fall into torrents, they should swim in the direction of the waves instead of swimming against the sea to the shore. When the sea is slightly calm, they should swim obliquely back to the shore. If they cannot return to the shore, they should remain calm and trample and beat the sea to attract the attention of lifeguards.

Torrent: An ocean current that has nothing to do with the size of the wave. Usually occurs around fixed objects, such as docks, reefs, etc., and may be dragged into the sea before people can respond.

Water Park

The wave pools, giant slides and fountains in the water park are all children’s favorite items, but they should also pay attention to safety.

  1. Wave Pool: Children may not be able to stand steadily in it. Parents should follow their children closely and pay attention to their children’s situation at all times. In some places, the water is deep, so parents should tell their children not to run away.

  2. Understand the safety instructions: Parents must read the safety regulations before participating in the play, make sure that the height and age of their children are within the allowable range, and carefully explain the matters needing attention to their children.

  3. Obey the command: In the water park, each project will be directed by the staff, and parents and children must obey the command of the staff.

  4. Don’t enter the restricted area: Don’t trespass on the area under repair or forbidden.

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