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What are diving safety rules for children?

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  • Don't allow diving if your pool is less than 5 feet deep.
  • Teach children to dive with their hands in front of their faces.
  • Teach them to swim immediately toward the surface after diving.
  • Do not permit children with diarrhea to swim.

From: Pool & Spa Hazards for Children WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on May 6, 2018

SOURCES: The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. CDC. Home Safety Council. WebMD Medical News: " " WebMD Medical News: " ," WebMD Medical News: " ," WebMD Medical News: " ." www.poolsafety.gov. CDC: Better Safety Needed at Public Hot Tubs.Bacteria in Hot Tub May Hurt LungsPool Owners Warned of Electrocution RiskMake a Splash With Your Kids Over the Fourth

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on May 6, 2018

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