|Greetings from Jennifer
If you haven't visited the 'Children's Pool',
a small pocket cove in La Jolla, you are missing
out! I walked down after dinner on Prospect
and was amazed at how many harbor seals and their
pups were sleeping on the sand! There is a
security guard sitting on the bench above
the cove all night long. He ensures that
people don't get too close to the seals. The
guard was friendly and happy to point out all the
new pups. Ellen Browning Scripps may have
intended this area for use as a children's
swimming hole, but I think the seals are
here to stay. What a sight to see!
ABC's of Pool
Summer time is here, so it's time to make
sure we're brushed up on our pool safety
- Assign an adult to supervise children in and
around the swimming pool and spa. This is needed
whether there is one parent or guardian present
or numerous adults present such as during a
family event or party.
- Maintain constant eye-to-eye supervision
with children in and around the swimming pool
- Remove children from the swimming pool and
spa area for any distraction such as a telephone
call, use of restroom, etc.
- Issue the adult supervisor an item such as a
whistle, bracelet, etc. to reinforce which adult
is in charge of the safety of the
- Floaties or other inflatable flotation
devices are not life jackets and should never be
substituted for adult supervision.
- Maintain a clear view (no trees, bushes or
other obstacles) from the home to the swimming
pool and spa.
- Ensure any adult responsible for the
children know the emergency services telephone
number and also your location address in the
event emergency personnel are needed to be
called to the scene.
B = Barriers
- Have a fence enclosure that isolates your
swimming pool and spa from the home, play areas,
front and side yards and the neighbor's yard.
- Make sure all gates in the isolation fence
are self-closing and self-latching.
- Multiple layers of barriers isolating the
pool and spa from children should be installed.
In addition to an isolation fence, one or more
of the following safety features can provide the
additional protection necessary:
- Approved swimming pool and spa safety cover
- Approved swimming pool and spa alarm
- Exit alarms on doors providing access to the
swimming pool and spa
- Keep all doors and windows leading to the
swimming pool and spa area locked
- Doors providing access to the swimming pool
and spa equipped to be self-closing and
self-latching with a release mechanism high
enough to be out of the reach of a child.
- The man-door from the garage should be
self-closing and self-latching with a release
mechanism high enough to be out of the reach of
- Perimeter yard fence provided with a
self-closing and self-latching gate
- All chairs, tables, large toys or other
objects that would allow a child to climb up to
reach the gate latch or enable the child to
climb over the isolation fence should be removed
or kept inside the fenced
C = Classes
- Learn how to perform Cardiopulmonary
- Sign-up for a CPR class or to purchase an
at-home training kit.
- Enroll your child in swimming lessons.
- Take swimming lessons near you or contact
"Don't be afraid of the space between your
dreams and reality. If you can dream it, you can
make it so."
|Kids Share Their Wit and
You can never be too full for
Kelly, Age 10
It is ok to fail, but is is not ok to
Kate, Age 8
If you read a book, it can take you to places
you haven't been before.
Lindsay, Age 10
You never put a boyfriend before family.
Family will always be there - boyfriends come and
Jessica, Age 16
Lying drives your conscience
Kyle, Age 10
You can't trust dogs to watch your
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