Drowning Prevention Tips: The ABC & D’s
Drowning is a serious issue in Clark County because of the access to pools at all times of the year. The typical drowning victim is age 4 and younger and doesn’t make any noise when slipping into the pool to go after a toy or other object.
To keep your child safe near water, remember the ABC & D’s of drowning prevention: Adult Supervision, Barriers, Classes, and Devices.
- install a 60″ tall, non-climbable fence around the pool with a self-closing gate
- use a power-operated pool cover
- install alarms on back doors and windows so you know when they have been opened
- take a CPR and rescue techniques class
- have your child take swimming classes, but know that does not make him or her drown-proof
Other Drowning Prevention Safety Tips
For more information on how to keep children safe near water, visit the Southern Nevada Health District’s Drowning Prevention web page.