Most young children who drown in home pools access the pool unsupervised, usually at their own homes or the home of a friend or family member.

Supervision is a crucial part of keeping our young children safe in and around water.


Supervision is

An adult keeping constant visual attention on young children in pools and spas and being within arms’ reach. It is also important to be ready to respond in an emergency.


Supervision isn't

Buoyancy aids, such as arm rings or supervision by older siblings, are not a substitute for responsible adult supervision.