Water Safety 101 Certification Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Most children splash and scream when they feel that they are in danger in the water and going to drown.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Children do not necessarily splash and scream when they feel they are in danger in the water and going to drown. While some children may exhibit these behaviors, others may freeze or struggle silently. Therefore, the statement is false as it does not apply to all children.

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  • 2. 

    Using water wings, floaties, and noodles are appropriate life saving devices for any child.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Using water wings, floaties, and noodles may give a false sense of security to parents and children, but they are not considered appropriate life-saving devices. These items are designed to provide buoyancy and assist with swimming, but they are not reliable enough to be solely relied upon for a child's safety in water. It is important to always supervise children near water and use approved life jackets or personal flotation devices for maximum safety.

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  • 3. 

    You hear thunder while playing outside.  You look up and watch the sky for a few seconds.  You see no lightening.  What should you do?

    • A.

      Watch and wait until you see lightening

    • B.

      Go inside

    • C.

      Ignore it completely

    • D.

      Wait for the next thunder and then go in

    Correct Answer
    B. Go inside
    Explanation
    In this situation, hearing thunder indicates that there is a storm nearby. As thunder is caused by lightning, it is important to take precautions. Since no lightning is observed after watching the sky for a few seconds, it is still possible for lightning to occur. Therefore, the safest course of action is to go inside to avoid the potential danger of being struck by lightning.

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  • 4. 

    If you have a pool, which of these are appropriate barriers and should be in place around the pool. 

    • A.

      A 5 foot high self closing and self latching fence enclosing the entire pool area

    • B.

      Pool alarm

    • C.

      Locks on doors and windows that face the pool

    • D.

      Exit alarms on doors

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    All of the above options are appropriate barriers and should be in place around the pool. A 5-foot high self-closing and self-latching fence will physically prevent unauthorized access to the pool area. A pool alarm can alert individuals if someone enters the pool without supervision. Locks on doors and windows facing the pool can prevent accidental or unauthorized entry. Exit alarms on doors can notify adults if a child or someone else tries to leave the house and access the pool area. Having all of these barriers in place ensures maximum safety and helps prevent accidents or drownings in the pool.

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  • 5. 

    How long does the National Weather Service recommend waiting after stormy weather occurs before resuming outdoor activities?

    • A.

      Once the rain has stopped you may resume normal activities

    • B.

      30 minutes from the time you heard the first thunder clap

    • C.

      30 minutes after you hear the last thunder clap

    • D.

      Next day

    Correct Answer
    C. 30 minutes after you hear the last thunder clap
    Explanation
    The National Weather Service recommends waiting for 30 minutes after you hear the last thunder clap before resuming outdoor activities. This is because thunderstorms can still be dangerous even after the rain has stopped, and lightning can strike from a distance away from the storm. Waiting for 30 minutes allows for a safer period of time for any potential lightning activity to pass.

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  • 6. 

     Swimming lessons are the only way to ensure that a child will not drown.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Swimming lessons can significantly reduce the risk of drowning, but they do not guarantee that a child will not drown. Other factors such as supervision, water safety knowledge, and physical abilities also play a crucial role in preventing drowning incidents. Therefore, while swimming lessons are important, they alone cannot ensure that a child will not drown.

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  • 7. 

    Breath holding games maybe played with children before you enter the water.  It will keep them focused on the water.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Playing breath holding games with children before entering the water may actually be dangerous. Holding one's breath for extended periods of time can lead to hypoxia, which is a condition where the body is deprived of oxygen. This can cause dizziness, loss of consciousness, and in extreme cases, drowning. Therefore, it is not recommended to engage in such games before entering the water.

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  • 8. 

    Establishing and following rules is an important part of water safety.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Following rules is crucial for ensuring water safety. Rules provide guidelines and instructions that help individuals understand and practice safe behaviors in and around water bodies. By establishing and adhering to these rules, people can minimize the risk of accidents, injuries, and even drowning incidents. Whether it is following the designated swimming areas, using life jackets, or supervising children, rules play a vital role in promoting water safety and preventing potential hazards. Therefore, the statement "Establishing and following rules is an important part of water safety" is true.

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  • 9. 

    It is acceptable protocol to change diapers near the pool so everyone can keep swimming.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    It is not acceptable protocol to change diapers near the pool as it can pose health and hygiene risks. Changing diapers should be done in designated areas away from the pool to prevent contamination of the water and ensure the safety and well-being of all swimmers.

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  • 10. 

    Some germs can live in pools for days.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Germs can survive and thrive in moist environments like swimming pools. Some common germs, such as E. coli and norovirus, can survive for several days in pool water. These germs can be introduced to the pool through fecal matter, urine, or saliva of infected individuals. It is important to maintain proper hygiene and sanitation practices in pools to prevent the spread of germs and avoid infections.

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  • 11. 

    What types of life saving equipment should be close to any pool?

    • A.

      Shepherd’s hook

    • B.

      Life preserver

    • C.

      Noodles

    • D.

      A & B

    Correct Answer
    D. A & B
    Explanation
    The types of life-saving equipment that should be close to any pool are a shepherd's hook and a life preserver. A shepherd's hook is a long pole with a hook at the end, which can be used to reach and pull someone out of the water in case of an emergency. A life preserver, also known as a lifebuoy or life ring, is a flotation device that can be thrown to someone in distress to help keep them afloat until further assistance arrives. Both of these equipment are essential for ensuring the safety of individuals in and around the pool.

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  • 12. 

    Diarrhea is the only acceptable symptom of illness in which swimming is permitted.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This statement is false. Diarrhea is not an acceptable symptom of illness for swimming. Diarrhea can be a sign of a contagious illness and swimming while having diarrhea can spread the illness to others in the water. It is generally recommended to avoid swimming when experiencing diarrhea to prevent the spread of infection.

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  • 13. 

    Pool drains are potentials for disaster and should be checked regularly.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Pool drains can be dangerous because they can create powerful suction that can trap swimmers and lead to drowning incidents. Regularly checking pool drains is crucial to ensure that they are functioning properly and not posing any risks to swimmers. By regularly inspecting and maintaining pool drains, potential disasters can be prevented, making the statement true.

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  • 14. 

    It is a good idea to chew gum while swimming.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Chewing gum while swimming is not a good idea because it can pose a choking hazard. While swimming, there is a risk of accidentally inhaling or swallowing the gum, which can obstruct the airway or cause digestive issues. Additionally, if the gum is not disposed of properly, it can contribute to water pollution. Therefore, it is not recommended to chew gum while swimming.

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  • 15. 

    Draining any standing water from the pool/spa cover is very good practice to follow.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Draining any standing water from the pool/spa cover is important because it helps prevent the growth of bacteria, algae, and mosquitoes. Standing water can become a breeding ground for these pests and can also cause damage to the cover itself. By regularly draining the water, the pool/spa cover can be kept clean and in good condition, ensuring a healthier and more enjoyable swimming experience.

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  • 16. 

    Children can drown in less than ___________ of water.

    • A.

      5 feet

    • B.

      2 inches

    • C.

      3 meters

    Correct Answer
    B. 2 inches
    Explanation
    Children can drown in less than 2 inches of water because even a small amount of water can cover their nose and mouth, making it difficult for them to breathe. It is important to always supervise children around water, even if it is a small amount, to prevent accidents and drowning incidents.

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  • 17. 

    You should remove pool covers completely before swimming.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Pool covers should be completely removed before swimming to ensure the safety of swimmers. Leaving pool covers partially on can create hazards such as entrapment or entanglement. Additionally, removing the covers allows for proper ventilation and circulation of air around the pool, preventing the buildup of harmful gases. Therefore, it is important to remove pool covers entirely before entering the pool.

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  • 18. 

    Electronics are safe to use poolside as long as they are not too distracting.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Electronics are not safe to use poolside, regardless of whether they are distracting or not. Water and electronics do not mix well, and using electronic devices near a pool can pose a risk of electric shock or damage to the devices. It is important to keep electronics away from water to ensure safety.

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  • 19. 

    Learning CPR and First Aid are additional ways to ensure safety at any water’s edge.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Learning CPR and First Aid are additional ways to ensure safety at any water's edge. This statement is true because CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and First Aid are important skills that can save lives in emergency situations, particularly in cases of drowning or near-drowning incidents. By learning CPR and First Aid, individuals can be prepared to provide immediate assistance and potentially prevent further harm or even death. These skills are especially crucial when near water, as accidents and emergencies can occur unexpectedly. Therefore, learning CPR and First Aid can greatly enhance safety at any water's edge.

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  • 20. 

    Water safety should be practiced at home, at parties, on vacation, everywhere.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Water safety should be practiced at home, at parties, on vacation, and everywhere because accidents can happen anywhere. It is important to be cautious and take necessary precautions to prevent drowning or other water-related accidents. Practicing water safety at all times can help ensure the well-being and safety of individuals, especially children, who are more susceptible to accidents in or around water. It is crucial to be aware of potential risks and to have the necessary knowledge and skills to respond appropriately in case of an emergency.

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  • 21. 

    Some number of drownings are inevitable.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "Some number of drownings are inevitable" implies that there will always be a certain number of drownings that cannot be prevented. However, this statement is not necessarily true. With proper safety measures, education, and awareness, the number of drownings can be significantly reduced or even eliminated entirely. Therefore, the correct answer is False, as it suggests that drownings are not inevitable.

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