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DOH-Pinellas Make Pool Fun Cool—and Safe—This Summer

By Maggie Hall, PIO - Contact Number: 727-824-6908

April 29, 2015

Make Pool Fun Cool—and Safe—This Summer 

The weather is heating up and that means it’s almost time for your children’s summer vacation. For many kids and adults in Pinellas, that also means it’s time to cool off in pools.

To make water fun safe, it’s important to learn to swim—no matter how old you are. From babies to seniors, anyone can enjoy a safe outing in water with basic swim and safety skills. Swimming is a cool way to stay fit and the safety skills learned during swim lessons can help you do it the right way.

Unfortunately, pool season is also a time when the number of child drownings and near-drownings increases. In Pinellas, Florida Safe Pools provides in-home demonstrations on making your home pool safer for children. In-home safety checks can be scheduled to ensure that your pool has the proper protection to prevent child injuries. Go to for videos, resources and more information.

Throughout the state, Waterproof Florida encourages layers of protection that include supervision, barriers and emergency preparedness. You can learn about the layers at

Check out these locations in Pinellas for swim lessons that can make this a fun and safe summer for everyone in your family:

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