JULY 3, 2013

You’re never old enough to swim alone!

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Drowning only happens to children, right? No. Adults drown, too. In fact, more adults than kids drown in Arizona. The strategies for preventing drowning among teens and adults are simple:

• No one is old enough to swim alone. Always swim with a buddy, or at the very least, tell someone you are going swimming.

• Know your limitations. Being under the influence of alcohol, drugs and/or prescription medications can severely impair your ability to swim or recognize dangers.

• Get trained. Attend a class to learn CPR and if you don’t know how to swim, consider registering for an adult swimming lesson through the city’s aquatics program.

For more information about water safety, visit www.scottsdaleFD.gov.