Here are some swimming safety tips as pools reopen

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ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — As pools begin to reopen along with other businesses and services around the Commonwealth, we have tips to stay safe from COVID-19 when going swimming.

WFXR’s Aaron Farrar spoke with a lifeguard and manager at Lancelot Sports Complex, who gave us these tips:

  • Watch out for how deep the water is; you can drown in shallow areas as well
  • Know your skill level of swimming
  • If you see someone that’s not a strong person in deeper waters, help bring them to a shallow area of the pool
  • Start swimming lessons at a young age
  • Do not mix drinking and swimming
  • Water is fun, but deadly; horseplay is dangerous, especially for adults

Aquatics Manager Barbara Gee also reminds parents to watch their kids instead of staying on their phones:

Lancelot Sports Complex offers ‘Mommy and Me’ classes for infants and their parents so that kids can get used to the water and parents will know how to help their children when they are swimming.

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