It’s summertime! Time for beer, brats, baseball and the beach. It’s also time to be sure that your kids AND dogs are safe around water. For many Valley residents, most homes come equipped with a swimming pool. It’s important that your dog learn how to get out of the pool if they fall in.
Let’s face it: the best antidote for a sweltering summer day is a dive in the swimming pool. Metropolitan Phoenix boasts more than 400,000 swimming pools, proof that we love nothing more than a refreshing dip as the temperatures climb.
In a partnership with 104.7 KISS FM and the Johnjay and Rich Care for Kids Foundation, Barefoot Pools awarded a custom fence to a Valley family. The fence was provided to the couple in order to further their goal of adopting a foster child. In order to qualify for foster care, a family’s house must have a fenced-in pool, and this process brings the couple one step closer to their new addition.
When Mesa Country Club began in the late 1940s, it was considered the club for established and up-and-coming business leaders in the East Valley. With the club’s recent renaissance, this trend is re-emerging. To encourage its growth, Mesa Country Club recently announced a new category of membership targeted to meet the specific needs of today’s executives and entrepreneurs.
Now that school is out for the summer it is time to consider ways to encourage kids to be active. We know that school activities such as recess, physical education, classroom exercise breaks, and before- and after-school physical activities all contribute significantly to meeting national guidelines for physical activity (60 minutes per day recommended). Research also indicates that many kids are sedentary during the summer months, getting less moderate to vigorous activity than during the school year. So when school is out it is important for kids to find other opportunities for exercise.
It’s barely June and already there have been two incidents of children drowning in the East Valley, one in Mesa and one in Chandler. As the weather heats up, the need for heightened safety measures around pools becomes apparent.