Macomb County reminds residents to swim safe


Macomb County reminds residents to swim safe
43525 Elizabeth Road
Mt. Clemens, MI 48043
Phone: (586) 469-5235
Macomb County Executive
Mark A. Hackel
Health Department
For Immediate Release
Sherry LaBelle
Health Department – EH Division
(586) 469-5236
Media Contact: [email protected]
May 20, 2015
Macomb County reminds residents to swim safe
Healthy and Safe Swimming Week May 18-24
The Macomb County Health Department is reminding residents that May 18-24 is Healthy and Safe
Swimming Week. As the summer months approach, residents should take extra precautions when
engaging in swimming activities.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, drowning is the leading cause of injury
death for children 1 to 4 years of age. Keeping swimmers safe in the water is as simple as using
approved life jackets/floatation devices, providing supervision close to swimmers and making sure
everyone knows how to swim. When not in use, pools should be secured with a barrier such as fencing
or pool cover and use locks/alarms on gates.
Remember to maintain proper chlorine and other disinfectant levels in pool water to kill illnesscausing bacteria. Children should wear appropriate swim diapers when necessary to keep the pool
clean. Take kids on frequent bathroom breaks and remind children not to swallow the water.
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