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Staying Cool in the Pool

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Swim smart and use caution when in water, drowning is the leading cause of accidental deaths among young children but are preventable through these guidelines when in or around water:

  • Always supervise children who are swimming or nearby a body of water;
  • Always keep children within arms’ reach;
  • Make sure younger children and slower swimmers wear lifejackets or personal flotation devices around water;
  • Ensure your child learns to swim. Refer to the City of Ottawa website to enroll for swimming lessons.  
  • Home pools must be equipped with a fence surrounding the body of water to prevent children from accidentally falling in.