Drowning stats–
·    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.

Safety tips from the Red Cross:
·    Home Pool Safety Tips
·    Swimming in Lakes, Rivers and Streams Safety Tips

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 website.

Swimming is fun….and our kids need to be safe.

Ann Simpson

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