School is out and summer is here...and that means it’s time to get out the sun block, flip flops, and swimming gear and head to the pool. For most kids catching some rays and taking a plunge into the pool is the best way to spend their summer afternoons. But before your loved ones jump in, you might want to jot down a few extra safety tips in case they swim into a sticky situation. Ryan Baughman, a swim instructor at the YMCA says you should never let young ones swim by themselves. It’s also a good idea to ensure those swimming can always touch the bottom of the pool or lake. If your children are just starting out, Baughman says it’s better to be safe than sorry and suggests additional training methods such as swimming lessons or floatation devices.