You know the basics of water safety, but there are other rules that can help prevent hazards. Three to know:
Don’t eat or chew gum while swimming—kids could choke.
Tie long hair into a ponytail, since wet hair over the eyes can be momentarily blinding.
At the beach, kids should face the waves instead of turning their backs so that they can see what’s coming.
Tip: Don’t dive into shallow water.