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When You're Drowning In A Pool Or River, Use These Simple Methods To Save Yourself

Many people die in pool accidents. Ten Americans drown each day. 2 teenagers. Five children are sent to the ER for every child who drowns. Children who are not being closely monitored are especially at risk of drowning anywhere there is water since it can happen abruptly and subtly. The risk of drowning in home swimming pools is highest for children between the ages of one and four. More than half of drowning accidents involving people 15 years of age and older, whether deadly or not, occur in open bodies of water like lakes, rivers, or oceans. An extremely popular summer sport is swimming. Several people drown each year as a result of poor swimming skills.

Even though learning to swim is the best way to avoid drowning, non-swimmers might benefit from a few easy swimming survival techniques.

If you are drowning in a river or pool because of a flood or another reason, don't worry.

First, if you're drowning, don't panic.

The Singapore Life Saving Society has provided some general safety recommendations below.

Lift your chin and inhale deeply.

Don't overbreathe; full lungs make the body float better.

Toss your bulky bags and shoes.

Shout, wave, or splash water to draw attention of any nearby persons (to the extent you are able to).

When you're worn out, lie down with your head tilted back and your eyes facing the sky.

Be composed. Oxygenation is essential because tense muscles require more oxygen than relaxed ones do.

When by yourself, lie down and take a deep breath. Lung inflation makes you float. Avoid splashing.

Easy is second. To restore control during a flood, swim to the edge of the river or pool.

By tying the ankle and leg of the jeans individually, you may create a life jacket.

What should one do to lower the risk of being caught if trying to stand up in swiftly moving water increases the chance of getting snagged on rocks?

Water shoes with grips work well in slick conditions. Slip-prone footwear is discouraged, according to Dr. Giuseppe Aragona. It's safe to swim without sandals.

Start by staying away from swift water. Swimming in the ocean or a river requires greater awareness of one's surroundings than swimming in a pool. Before swimming, make sure you're with an expert and understand how to escape a riptide or fast-moving river (below).


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