Prevent Drownings This Summer

By: Ashley Mitchem Email
By: Ashley Mitchem Email

It's that time of year when kids want to go swimming to beat the heat.
Before you let them jump in there are a few things you should know to keep your child safe.

The CDC says children ages 1-4 account for the majority of drownings.
They also say drowning is the leading cause of death from unintentional injuries in that age group.

Kiddie pools may not appear to be dangerous but children can drown in water as shallow as 2 inches.

The CDC says the buddy system can help as well---
Have your child swim with a buddy and also try to select swimming sites that have a lifeguard on duty.
The CDC also says formal swimming lessons are a great way to protect your kids.

Besides teaching your children pool safety, rescue officials say knowing CPR is a life saving skill that you should have just in case there is an accident.

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