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Experts Warn Parents: Don’t Let Your Child Wear This Swimsuit Color

The company went on to say that though dark colors tested well for visibility, they could be mistaken for leaves or shadows at the bottom of the pool, and that neon colors were by far the most visible when thinking about seeing a person in distress.

More Than Just Swimsuit Color

Though swimsuit color choice is an important safety step, Werneth also wants parents to take a few other safety principles into account.

One that’s especially important he says, is always have a lifeguard on duty when hosting a pool party. “Or, don’t host a pool party without a ‘lifeguard plan,” he said. “Assign ‘water watchers’ and don’t have parents drinking or on their phones. Just like a designated driver, somebody needs to be designated to watch the pool. Additionally, make sure someone on site has CPR skills if an accident does occur.”

Additionally, drowning is the leading cause of death in children ages 1-4 years old.

Another important tip if you do have a lifeguard either at home or in a public pool is to never treat a lifeguard as a babysitter. “If your kids are in the pool, go in the pool,” he said. “Your job is watching water. The other staff is looking for kids. We have to have all hands on deck. (And) don’t ever leave your kids in the pool while you run to the bathroom or get food.”

I know summer is in full swing, but I hope you will take these swimming safety tips to heart. I fully believe Werneth’s advice is life-saving and having a safety plan will truly go a long way to bringing about and safe and fun summer.

Jenny Rapson
Jenny Rapsonhttp://www.foreverymom.com
Jenny Rapson is a wife and mom of three from Ohio and the editor of For Every Mom. You can also find her alternately griping and gushing about her kids at her own blog, Mommin' It Up. You can email her at jrapson@outreach.com, or follow her on Twitter.

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