SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The sun is out, and the heat is hot! The family favorite usually is to go down to the public pool to splash around and cool down, but are these families being safe while swimming?
Down at the local pool, parents said that they try to tell their kids the safety rules as much as possible.
Kids seem to be pretty knowledgeable about what to do and not do, but lifeguards have a stricter set of rules during hours at the public pool.
Public pool lifeguards are not allowed to have their cell phones while on shift to minimize distractions, and have to go through training every year.
Sometimes when kids are drowning (or worse!) they can just look like they’re playing around. A good sign to look out for is if their hands are above water for more than a few seconds, and of course if their heads are above water too, for long periods of time.
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