The Swimming Pool and Spa Program recommends swimming with supervision in swimming pools, spas, or other areas specifically designated for swimming. Close supervision of young children and non-swimmers is essential whenever they are in or around the water. Whenever possible, swim in areas with lifeguard supervision as an added layer of protection. Remember these safety tips when swimming:
- Never swim alone.
- Parents and caregivers should provide proper supervision of their children whenever they are in or around the water.
- Children under the age of 5 should always remain within an arms-reach of their parent or caregiver when they are in the water.