As swimming pools across the area open this Memorial Day weekend and we take to the water to cool off, Loudoun County Fire and Rescue Officials remind residents to be vigilant about pool and water safety. The USA Swimming Foundation reports nearly 90 children younger than 15 drowned in a pool or spa from January 2018 through May 2018, and every year about 19 children drown during the July 4 holiday alone.
Loudoun County Fire and Rescue encourages residents to follow these water safety tips and educate your family about water safety before your next trip to the pool.
Following these water safety recommendations and always ensuring you have a means to call 911 for help can keep your family safe during the summer season.
*Source: National Safety Council