The Pool Splash-initiative caters for water safety in and around swimming pools – both public and private pools
- Swimming South Africa actively seeks partnership with municipalities.
- A child should be able to enter a swimming facility and request swimming lessons.
- We want to have swimming instructors in every public swimming pool.
Water safety tips for the private and public swimming pools – for Pool Splash
- Install a safety barrier around your home swimming pool, but also remember that drownings do not always take place at the home pool.
- Install a mesh cover over fish ponds.
- Empty children’s paddling pools when not in use.
- Empty baths, basins, sinks and troughs immediately after use.
- Close top-loading washing machines.
Other general pool safety tips are:
- Never go swimming alone.
- Never go swimming without permission.
- Never enter the swimming pool when the lifeguard is off duty.
- If you cannot swim; register for swimming lessons.
- Always obey the lifeguard.
- Never run around the swimming pool.
- Do not play pushing and dumping games.
- Always enter the water down the steps in the shallow end.
- Do not go to the deep-end if you cannot swim.
- Read and obey the notices at public swimming pools.
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