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Associa Supports Kids Offers Pool and Swimming Safety Tips

June 20, 2012

Dallas, TX - Part One of Summer Safety Tips Series

Just in time to welcome summer, Associa, the largest community management services firm in North America, and Associa Supports Kids (ASK) offer pool and swimming safety tips as the first of its three-part Summer Safety Tips series.

Drowning remains the second leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for children ages one to 14, reports The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Families are encouraged to consider the below tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics:

In the Pool
Never leave children alone in or near the pool
Be within an arm's length of children 5 years old or younger
Do not use air-filled "swimming aids" as a substitute for approved life vests
Do not allow children to dive in a pool that is not deep enough

Around the Pool
Do not run on the pool deck
Keep toys away from the pool when it’s not in use
Do not leave electrical appliances near the pool
Have a pool fence 4-feet-high and self-closing

Associa Supports Kids is a value-added program for Associa community  residents, designed to enhance the neighborhood community experience.  The program focuses on educating parents and kids about safety and  fitness. At neighborhood events, Scout, the ASK mascot, hands out Safety  Tip coloring books, plush Scout toys, rub-on tattoos, and Scout’s own   books –  Scout Goes to the Beach, Scout Goes to a Sleepover and Scout Stays Active and Strong  – to each child in attendance.  Parents receive an ASK safety brochure  and a ChildPrint identification kit. In addition, ASK is focused on  keeping kids strong and healthy by promoting physical activity through  sports sponsorships. For more information on both the Safety and Sports  Sponsorships programs, visit www.associasupportskids.org.

Building and managing successful communities for more than 35 years, Associa is the worldwide leader in community management with over 9,000 employees operating more than 170 branch offices in the United States, Mexico, Canada, the United Arab Emirates and South Africa. Based in Dallas, Texas, our industry expertise, financial strength, and innovation meet the unique needs of clients across the world with customized services and solutions designed to help communities achieve their vision. To learn more about Associa and its charitable organization, Associa Cares, go to www.associaonline.com or www.associacares.com.

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