Time to make a Splash in Franklin, TN!
Pools are opening up again all over Williamson County this weekend. What a great time to get outdoors and enjoy the beginning of summer with your family! Here at Aspen Grove Dental Associates, we are all about Family and the Franklin community, and we are swimming with information to keep you afloat!
The four Williamson County Parks and Rec outdoor pools will open on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, from 10 am to 4:30 pm (weather permitting).
- Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Rd – Introducing Franklin’s new Splash Pad this summer!
- Longview Recreation Center at Spring Hill, 2909 Commonwealth Dr
- Fairview Recreation Complex, 2714 Fairview Blvd
- Williamson County Recreation Complex at Nolensville, 7250 Nolensville Rd
Follow the rules
Fun Fact: You may not realize that Tennessee health specialists have already been hard at work to make sure your community pools are ready for their debut and they will continue to inspect every public pool at least once per month while the pool is in operation. A great deal of effort by a great many people goes into providing a safe and healthy environment for you and your family. In return, make sure that you and your children are familiar with the pool’s conduct rules so you can do your part in maintaining safe, healthy fun this summer. To name a few:
- No glass or sharp objects
- No food in the pool
- No running on the deck
- No rough-housing or horseplay
- Follow all directions from lifeguards and staff
Play it Safe
- Swimming lessons are a great way for younger children to enjoy the water safely.
- There are several simple skills that kids need in order to become water-safe.
- Hold breath for 7-10 seconds.
- Tread water with vertical kicking and arm movements for balance and body support
- Float on their back and kick for 7 feet
- Float prone (face down) and kick for 7 feet
- Know the drowning risks
- Drowning is the second leading cause of injury-related death for children in the U.S.
- 3/4 of all drownings occur from May to September
- Nine people drown each day in the U.S.
- The most effective way to reduce these risks is by teaching children to swim
- If kids don't learn by third grade, statistics show they never will1
- If you have a pool at home, Poolsafely.gov is a great resource for playing it safe!
- We can't watch everyone
- "Even the best lifeguards can miss something ... Never assume that the lifeguards will do their job perfectly." -- Noah, a Jersey Shore ocean lifeguard for more than 10 years. Lifeguards are trained to scan their space repeatedly from front to back, left to right and zigzag. If you see a guard on duty repeatedly looking down to talk to someone or staring off into the distance, notify a manager. On the flip side, don't be the patron who's distracting us with a 30-minute monologue about your favorite frozen treat flavor.
- We have rules for a reason
- "We are trained to notice people who are struggling and how to discern playful splashing from panicked swimming, which is why virtually every pool includes 'no splashing' rules. Most injuries at the pool are caused by people running or horsing around, not water emergencies. It's wet and it's slippery. Teach your kids to walk, rather than run, and to look before they leap into the pool; jumping in on top of someone else can cause a severe injury." -- Mary, a San Francisco lifeguard for 10 years.2
Pack your swim bag, sunscreen, towel, and snacks and make a plan to get your feet wet in Franklin, Tennessee this summer.
Remember that the Doctors at Aspen Grove Dental are always on call should you have a Dental emergency!
Call Aspen Grove Dental Associates at (615) 790-8494, or request an appointment online.