There’s never a set age at which you can trust your kids alone in a pool, even if they are great swimmers. A good swimmer can still get stuck in entrapment like pipes, pool drains and other openings….
Kids can also get stuck in inflatables and turn upside down. In the United States, drowning is the second leading cause of death in children 12 and under.
For safety, parents should always be supervising their children when they are swimming in a pool. Accidents are unexpected events, and the reality is that they do happen. You may think that your child is a good swimmer, but anything can go wrong. It is essential that an adult is always present to act quickly should an accident occur. Kids often love to romp and jump in the water.
It is not uncommon for a child to hit their head on the pool wall or even swallow too much water. Life is precious, and our kid’s lives are even more precious. Plain and simple, never leave them at a pool unattended.