With hot weather comes trips to the beach and pool, and the American Red Cross wants to remind people to stay safe.
Swimmers should use the buddy system while swiming and stay in designated, lifeguard supervised areas. If you see a swimmer in distress, reach or throw aid to the swimmer, don't go, and if you are on a boat, remember to wear your lifejacket. Pool owners should install barriers, and parents should actively supervise their children and stay within an arm's reach of young children. Also make sure to keep toys out of sight while children are in the pool.