Is it safe to swim indoors when there is lightning?
“Once in a structure, lightning can travel through the electrical, phone, plumbing, and radio/television reception systems.
But according to Aquatic Safety Research Group, “There are no documented reports of fatal lightning strikes at indoor swimming pools..
Why can’t you swim in an indoor pool during a thunderstorm?
1. Indoor pool facilities are typically bonded and grounded so they are safe. While bonded and grounded buildings that are bonded and grounded make it easier for lightning to travel to the ground without resistance, they are not safe when it comes to water.
Are thunderstorms dangerous when inside?
Fact: While a house is the safest place you can be during a storm, just going inside isn’t enough. You must avoid any conducting path leading outside, such as electrical appliances, wires, TV cables, plumbing, metal doors or metal window frames. Don’t stand near a window to watch the lightning.
How long should you wait to swim after thunder?
thirty minutesPool activities should remain suspended until thirty minutes after the last thunder is heard. The distance from Strike A to Strike B to Strike C can be some 5-8 miles away. And it can strike much farther away. Why take a chance with lightning?
Has anyone ever died from lightning in a pool?
Last year, only 1 of the 34 U.S. lightning fatalities tracked by the NWS was a swimmer, and only 1 in 28 in 2008. Most deaths by lightning strikes occur during summer months.
What is the 30 30 rule for lightning?
Use the 30/30 rule! Go indoors if you see lightning and can’t count to 30 before hearing thunder. Stay inside for 30 minutes after hearing the last clap of thunder.