In the summer, swimming becomes one of America’s favorite pastimes. Swimming pools, beaches and lakes become are filled with people looking for fun. While it is important to have fun in the water, it is also important to take safety seriously.
Nearly half of all drowning is related to swimming, and almost a fifth is attributed to boating. These statistics can show just how dangerous a fun day can become in no time. If you decide to go for a swim, please remember that your safety takes priority and that there are steps you can take to avoid danger.
Community swimming pools should have posted rules for you to follow and lifeguards to ensure your safety. If you go for a swim without a lifeguard, remember the following:
Having people with you greatly reduces the risk of drowning. If something goes wrong while you are swimming by yourself, there is no one to aid you or call for help.
While these are posted at community swimming pools, they can be easily forgotten or ignored when you swim elsewhere. Remember to never run around a swimming pool, as the area around it can become slick very easily. Also do not dive in shallow water. This can lead to serious injury.
You should always try to keep yourself and your loved ones safe in swimming situations. However, accidents do happen. In some cases, the pool owner or manager may be responsible for your injuries.
If you or any of your loved ones has been injured due to negligence in a swimming pool, call the Green Bay swimming pool injury attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874. We may be able to help you get the representation you deserve.