THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS (May 8, 2019) – The Woodlands Township encourages residents to learn about pool safety during the month of May, which is designated as National Water Safety Month across the United States. In 2018, there were 91 drownings in the state of Texas and 50 of those occurred in backyard pools.
Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for young children in the U.S. Make safer water practices a top priority this month with tips and programs offered by the Township such as International Otter Spotter Day on Monday, May 13, 2019, from 5 to 6 p.m. at Falconwing Pool, 5610 Rush Haven Dr. This pool safety program is free and open to the public. The session will include games, information about how Josh the Otter practices water safety and a quick safety lesson in the water.
Tips for Water Safety:
In addition to these tips, teach your children never to go near the water without an adult, always swim with a buddy, wear U.S. Coast Guard-approved life vests when needed and follow all pool rules and signs.
The best way to ensure safety when it comes to water is to teach everyone how to swim. The Township offers group and private swim lessons in all seasons. See the Summer 2019 Action Guide at www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/actionguide, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 281-210-3904 for more information.
For more information on The Woodlands Township, please call 281-210-3800 or visit www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov.