Simple Steps Save Lives: Teach & Learn

Simple Steps Save Lives: Teach & Learn
Rob Cox  June 7, 2016

Poolcenter is proud to be a Pool Safely Partner, and being that May is Pool Safety Month, it's the perfect time for a series of blog posts, promoting the excellent video series "Simple Steps Save Lives". is a pool safety arm of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and came into existence due to new legislation in the Pool & Spa Safety Act of 2007.

Simple Steps Saves Lives is more than a slogan but actually a set of simple steps - that can save lives, by focusing parents and kids on main gaps in pool safety.

Today, and in 2 posts earlier this month, we host several fine videos from the Simple Steps Save Lives video series.



Transcript: Drownings and close calls are 8 times more likely to happen to kids who can't swim, or to kids being supervised by adults who can't swim. It's why swimming lessons are a crucial water safety step. In fact, swimming is the only sport that can save a life. And lessons are available for kids and adults of all ages. To know what's right for your child, do what I did and ask your pediatrician. Then ask your swim instructor to include other age appropriate water safety skills. For swim lessons, try the local YMCA, American Red Cross chapter or community pool. But remember, even good swimmers can drown, so make sure there's always adult supervision.

Learning to Swim Saves Lives

  1. Kids who can't swim have an 8x greater risk of drowning
  2. Swimming lessons are a crucial water safety step
  3. Swimming lessons are available for all ages, kids and adults
  4. Ask your pediatrician when lessons are appropriate for your child
  5. Find lessons locally at the YMCA, Red Cross or Community Pool
  6. Even good swimmers can drown, so always supervise closely.




Transcript: Most of us know someone who has had a close call in the water. Unfortunately, my close call is about me and my son. It was at a pool without a lifeguard, but with lots of people. By the time I got to him, he was unconcious. I pulled him out and performed CPR - it worked. Now, I take a CPR refresher course every year, at the American Red Cross. It's how I Pool Safely, and is something we all can do to build our own water safety skills. Take a CPR course, please. Because you never know which step will save a life, until it does.

Actively Supervise swimmersCardio Pulmonary Resuscitation Saves Lives

  1. Learning CPR can save a life
  2. Take a CPR refresher course every year
  3. To Pool Safely, build your water safety skills
  4. You never know when you will need it
  5. CPR can also be useful outside the pool area



So remember, this summer let's all Pool Safely; brush up on your water safety skills above, or visit, for the entire Simple Steps video series.


- Rob