Race Weekend In Cumming And Pool Safety Tips That You Should Know

Dated: 07/09/2014

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Color Outside the Lines Race Weekend in Cumming

How would you like to run for a cause this weekend? Color Outside the Lines 5K is a race for all ages to help adoptive and foster children in Forsyth County. The participants will be covered with colorful powder. There will be lots of fun and awards! All runners will also receive technical t-shirts. Registration is $25 and can be completed at safft.org.

This event will be held at 
the Cumming Fairgrounds (235 Castleberry Road) on July 12:00 at 8 a.m. If you're very much willing to join, be sure to pick-up your packets near the North Point Mall at the Sports Authority in the Mansell Crossing shopping center from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. of July 11th.

Enjoying while you know that you are helping others at the same time is one of the greatest feeling you can have. So, why not start with this kind of summer activity?

9-year-old Girl Saves a Drowning Boy

Here's a news about real concern and helping others. 
Keniah Barnes, who just turned 9 last week, saved a drowning boy at her birthday party. It was a private pool party and everyone is having a good time when she noticed that a boy is underwater. She immediately swam to rescue the boy. 

"He was right there and he just drowned and I was looking at him. I thought he was just playing," said Keniah.
It is already summer 
indeed! Almost everyone, young and old, is aiming for a nice dip. However, it is advised that before you plan to go anywhere near the water, be sure to read these "Pool & Spa Safety" tips from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
  • Never leave a child unattended in or near a pool or spa and always watch your children closely around all bodies of water. Designate a Water Watcher to supervise children in the pool or spa. This person should not be reading, texting, using a smart phone or be otherwise distracted. Adults can take turns being a Water Watcher.
  • Teach children basic water safety tips.
  • If a child is missing, look for him or her in the pool or spa first.
  • Keep children away from pool drains, pipes and other openings to avoid entrapment.
  • Ensure any pool and spa you use has drain covers that comply with federal standards, and, if you do not know, ask your pool service provider whether your covers are in compliance.
  • Learn how to swim and teach your child how to swim.
  • Learn how to perform CPR on children and adults, and update those skills regularly.
  • Install a four-foot or taller fence around the perimeter of the pool and spa and use self-closing and self-latching gates; ask your neighbors to do the same at their pools.
  • Install and use a lockable safety cover on your spa.
  • Have lifesaving equipment such as life rings, floats or a reaching pole available and easily accessible.

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