What Parents Need to Know About Backyard Swimming Pool Safety


The death of Olympian Bode Miller’s young daughter Emmy is a reminder to everyone of the potential perils of backyard swimming pools. Inside Edition spoke to Jim Spears, a swim safety expert, who gave us some essential advice. “Parents first off need to know that supervision is their priority, they can’t be on an iPad when they’re watching their child,” said Spears. “They need to pay attention to their children, have their eyes on the child at all times.”

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