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Clark County Pools Open to Big Crowds

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LAS VEGAS -- Clark County pools opened this weekend, just in time for the three day weekend.

Saturday was opening day for Desert Breeze Water Park and a number of other public pools with children eager to jump into the water.

"There are a tremendous amount of life guards here and they have floating devices, I feel very safe here," said parent Mike Mochel.

Clark County Recreational Supervisor Jessica Laguna said they train hundreds of life guards every year to keep little swimmers safe.

According to The Southern Nevada Drowning Prevention Coalition you don't have to leave your child safety up to someone else.

Parents can remember these easy tips, to prevent pool accidents this summer.

They are called the ABC and D's of drowning prevention.

A- Stands for adult supervision. If children are in the pool make sure there they are always an adult standing nearby.

B- Stands for barriers. If you have young children, make sure there is fence or another type of boundary around your pool to prevent them from falling in.

C- Stands for classes. That's means, swimming classes for children and a CPR classes for parents.

D- Stands for devices. Make sure young children are wearing life vests and not just holding onto floating toys that could slip away.

According to SNDPC, drowning numbers are down slightly, but we still see deadly accidents every year.

County pool staff said they are aiming for a safe summer with zero accidents. 

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