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City of Tallahassee officials share pool safety tips amid pandemic

Posted at 5:58 PM, Jun 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-03 18:00:46-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — In Florida, drowning is the leading cause of death for children between ages 1 and 4.

Most public pools are closed due to the coronavirus, which leaves private pools as one of the best options to cool off from the summer heat.

The City of Tallahassee is sharing some safety precautions to keep in mind before getting in the water.

"A) Learn to swim. And B) When people are in and around water, make sure you have a designated watcher. Someone where that's their only responsibility," said Leslie Adams, the City of Tallahassee aquatics supervisor. "They know for sure they're the one in charge of watching the people in the water. That is absolutely the most important thing you can do."

Adams also says that coronavirus isn't transmitted through pool water.

But, if you have somebody outside of your home visiting your pool, make sure that social distancing is followed outside of the water.