On "Good Morning America" this morning, Dr. Richard Besser reported about the American Academy of Pediatrics' (AAP) recommendations to teach toddlers how to swim. The AAP also offers these additional tips to keep your child safe near a pool.
If you have a pool, follow these simple rules:
Keep toys away from the pool when the pool is not in use.
Deflate blow-up pools after each use.
Do not put moving toys, like tricycles, near the pool.
Do not put electrical appliances near the pool.