State Troopers Offer Summer Safety Tips
Swimming is one of many ways to enjoy the summer weather, and state police encourage everyone to keep safety a priority, especially when supervising children engaged in swimming activities.
Troopers offer these safety tips for swimming, boating, and supervising children at a swimming pool, lake, beach, or waterway:
- Ensure swimming pools not in use are secured to prevent access by children.
- Keep close, constant watch over children engaged in swimming activities and provide them with an approved flotation device appropriate to their skill level.
- Avoid alcohol use when swimming, boating, and when supervising children.
- Beware of the potential dangers of swimming in rivers with low head dams and of diving or jumping from rocks or structures into streams, rivers, quarries, and lakes.
- Avoid swimming alone.
The members of the Pennsylvania State Police wish you and your family a fun, safe, and healthy summer season.
For more information about the Pennsylvania State Police, visit psp.pa.gov.
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