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As a swimmer gets tired or is in trouble in a pool, remember reach, throw, and don't go. If outside the pool, one way to help is to use a pole. Stand perpendicular to the pool's edge, extend the pole to the swimmer's side, and pull him to the side of the pool. If in the pool, you can use your body to reach a struggling swimmer. Hold the edge, reach out your leg, ask the struggling swimmer to grab your foot, and pull him to the side. Another way to help a swimmer if outside the pool is to throw him something he can use for flotation. If you are not a trained lifeguard with equipment, do not swim out to help a struggling or drowning swimmer.