Q: Do I need to supervise my child in the pool constantly?
A. Yes. Tragically, many drowning deaths occur in the few seconds that parents are distracted. Active supervision means your child is being continually watched by you or an appropriate adult. If the child is under five years of age or a non-swimmer you should be within arms’ reach of them at all times.
Supervision should be constant, not the occasional glance whilst you read a book or relaxing. Regardless of what you are doing, always Keep Watch when children are in, on or around water. Take your child with you whenever you leave the swimming pool or bathtub. Never under any circumstances leave them alone!