Pool Safety TIps For the Summer

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Published 1 week ago - Duration: 02:15s
Pool Safety TIps For the Summer
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Pool Safety TIps For the Summer

HERE IN BAKERSFIELD...IT'S ALL A REMINDER, AS THEWEATHER STARTS TO HEAT UP... TOWATCH YOUR CHILDREN AROUNDWATER.DROWNINGS CAN HAPPEN ALL YEARLONG AND EXPERTS SAY IT'SIMPORTANT TO TEACH YOUR KIDS HOWSWIM AT AN EARLY AGE.23 ABC LEZLA GOODEN HAS MORE.LEZLA??LOCAL SWIM ADVOCATES SAY IT'SNOT JUST ABOUT KEEPINGAN EYE ON YOUR KIDS, BUT WANT TOREMIND PARENTS WHATTHEY CAN DO TO KEEP THEIRCHILDREN SAFE WHILE NEARWATER.ACCORDING TO THE CENTER FORDISEASE CONTROL,DROWNING IS THE LEADING CAUSE OFACCIDENTAL DEATHS FOR CHILDRENAGED ONE THROUGH FOUR.

JUSTWITHIIN THE LAST MONTH, TWOCHILDREN HAVE BEEN FOUNDUNRESPONSIVE IN BACKYARD POOLSHERE IN BAKERSFIELD.THE MOST RECENT WAS YESTERDAY..WHERE OFFICIALS SAY A ONE YEAROLD BOY WAS FOUND .

HOWEVER,THE CORONER HASNOT YET RELEASED HIS CAUSE OFDEATH."IT IS SILENT AND HAPPENS TO THEBESTOF FAMILIES.

AND IT CAN HAPPENTO THE MOST PROACTIVE FAMILIESWHO AREWATCHING THEIR KIDS AND DOESJUST TAKE A SECOND FOR OURBABIES TO SLIP AWAY.THERESA WOLD WHO IS THE SWIMDIRECTOR FOR AMERICAN KIDSSPORTS CENTERS IN NORTHWESTBAKERSFIED SAYS THEY OFFER ACOURSE CALLED WATER BABIES-----STARTING CHILDREN ASEARLY AS 6 WEEKS TO 4MONTHS FORFREE BECAUSE THEY SAY WHAT'SLEARNED HERE FOR PARENTS IS SOIMPORTANT."THERE MIGHT BE SOME HESITATIONANDWE DEF RECOMMEND CHECKING INWITH YOUR PEDIATRICIAN ANDGETTING THE OKTHAT THEY CAN GET INTO THEWATER.

STUDIES SHOW - THEGRIFFON STUDY-THATPUTTING YOUR CHILD IN THE WATERAND SWIM LESSONS HELPS WITHMOTOR SKILLSAND DEVELOPMENT.

"WOLD SAYS IT'S CRUCIAL THATCHILDREN TAKE LESSONS ALLYEAR AROUND UNTIL THEY ARE INTHEIR TEENS TO ENSURE THEY AREPERFECTING THOSE LIFESAVINGSKILLS"WE STRESS HAVING FAMILIES ANDPARENTS TAKE CPR AND FIRST AIDCLASSES SO THAT IF THEY DO FINDTHEIRCHILD OR LOVE ONE IN THE WATER,THEY CAN START DOINGCOMPRESSIONS ANDVENTILATIONS RIGHT AWAY.AND THE A-K-S-C WANTS TO REMINDPARENTS OF THE LAYERS OFPROTECTION THEY CAN PUT INTOPLACE WHEN THERE ARECHILDREN IN PROXIMITY OF A POOL."HAVING A FENCE AROUND YOUR POOLHAVING A DOOR CHIMES ON ALL YOURDOORS THAT ALLOWS YOU TO KNOW IFADOOR HAS OPENED AND HAVING APOOL ALARM INSIDE YOUR POOL-THATWILL HELPYOU.

"THE AMERICAN KIDS SPORT CENTERIS HOSTING A WATERSAFETY EVENT TOMORROW FOR FREEFROM 1 TO 4 AT THEIR CENTERON ALLEN ROAD.

PARENTS CAN SIGNUP FOR A 30-MINUTE SLOT,AND MORE INFORMATION IS ON OURWEBSITE AT TURN TO 23DOT COM.LIVE... LEZLA GOODEN 23ABCCONNECTING YOU.TODAY -- THE SUSPECT IN A DEADLYSTABBING THAT HAPPENEDAT A LOCAL GAS STATION WAS INCOURT TODAY...HE ENTERED A PLEA OF NOT GUILTYTO A FIRST-DEGREELIVE... LEZLA GOODEN 23ABCCONNECTING YOU.TODAY -- THE SUSPECT IN A DEADLYSTABBING THAT HAPPENED

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