This week has been recognized as Pool Safely Week by the Iowa Department of Public Health. Drowning is the leading cause of death by unintentional injury in children between the ages of one and five according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Jeff Steers, Aquatics Director at the Washington Y says there are steps everyone can do to stay safe around water.
He says to follow all pool and lifeguard safety rules. Parents should stay close to their children when in the pool as well. Steers adds when visiting the pool at the Y, or any pool, to use common sense and to follow all of the posted rules to have fun in a safe manner.