· According to the Red Cross, drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for children ages 1 to 14 years old.
· Statistics show that children ages 1 to 4 drown most often in home swimming pools.
· Children are often out of sight less than 5 minutes and under the care of one or both parents at the time of many home pool drownings.
Additional resources, including information about pool safety, tips and products for teaching children to swim, and downloadable reward and progress charts for kids, are available on the TeachMeToSwim.com website.
Swimming is fun….and our kids need to be safe.