HOW TO KEEP YOUR KIDS SAFE IN THE SWIMMING POOL
As swim instructors and parents, we know how often you have to say, “walk, don’t run!” at the pool. But the hazards aren’t simply on the swimming pool deck. The average natatorium can be more dangerous than you think.
EVEN THE CLEANEST POOL HAS SLIPPERY DECKS
The surfaces around a swimming pool are constantly wet. Remember, all that water makes it easy for algae to grow, so even a treated deck can be slippery. Therefore, you should always caution kids not to run so they avoid falls and injury.
SWIM FINS SLIP AND TRIP
Children love to mimic sharks and mermaids while they swim. And the additional speed that a pair of swim fins gives can make imaginative games even more fun. But children must learn that flippers aren’t safe to walk in outside of the water. So, our instructors teach children to walk backward to minimize tripping if they step outside of the pool in fins.
MOST SPORTS REQUIRE HEAD PROTECTION
Swimming isn’t typically thought of as an aggressive sport. But all children are capable of rough-housing during a day at the pool. Therefore, you should always counsel children to avoid shallow diving, aggressive dunking, and other risky behaviors.
∙ Easier to fix the environment than to change behavior?
∙ It’s the only children’s sport that doesn’t require head protection?
Give yourself peace of mind during every swim by outfitting your child in the world’s only protective swim cap. The Hammer Head® swim cap is designed to minimize head injuries in swimming pools and open water alike.
PROTECT THEIR EYES EVERY TIME YOU PUT ON SUNSCREEN
Eyes are just as vulnerable to sunburn and skin cancer as the rest of the body. So if your children are wearing sunscreen, their eyes should be protected as well. The flexible silicone frame makes Frogglez swimming goggles so comfortable that many kids leave them on all day. Unfortunately, UV damage accumulates over a lifetime, so don’t miss your chance to protect your children’s precious eyes with swim goggles like Frogglez that have 100% UV protection.
SEEING CLEARLY UNDERWATER
Children are safer swimming underwater when they can see clearly. That’s why Frogglez swimming goggles have lightly tinted lenses without obstructions that block underwater vision. In addition, Anti-fog coating minimizes condensation on the lens, making it easier to see underwater.
YOU ONLY GET ONE CHANCE TO PREVENT DAMAGEHammer Head swim caps and Frogglez Goggles have built-in safety features that put your child’s well-being first. Keep your children safe at the pool by choosing products that deliver function, comfort, and safety.