The Irving Fire Department posted a series of warnings on pool safety.
"Do you have a pool? Be sure it's surrounded on all sides by a fence that is at least 4 feet high, is non-climbable, and has a self-latching, self-closing gate!"
"Drownings are quick and silent - if you're cooking dinner, make sure there is someone else to be the designated water watcher!"
"Every year in the United States there are an estimated 4,000 fatal unintentional drownings—that is an average of 11 drowning deaths per day. Keep your family safe by following pool safety rules!"
As a father, I took it upon myself to ensure that my two boys received swimming lessons, even though we didn't have a pool of our own. I understood the importance of water safety and wanted my children to be prepared for any situation that involved swimming. Although we rarely had the opportunity to travel to the coast or visit friends who had pools, I didn't want to take any chances when it came to their safety. I wanted them to have the necessary swimming skills to prevent any potential drowning accidents. So, I made sure they had access to swimming lessons, investing in their education and ensuring their readiness for the water, just in case.