Swim season is upon us, and I would like to share some important information regarding drowning and water safety to keep families safe this season. Unfortunately, drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for children ages 1-4 years according the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The World Health Organization refers to drowning as a “leading killer,” claiming the lives of 372,000 people every year.
While drowning ranks among the top 10 leading causes of death for children and young people across the world, it is completely preventable.
To reduce the risk in your home, keep a close eye on children when in and around water at all times and enroll them in a learn to swim or swim survival program. Swim survival programs such as the Infant Aquatic Survival program can save a child’s life in the event he or she takes an accidental plunge in the water. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)’s water safety and drowning prevention site, Pool Safely.gov, is a great resource for families to review.
Tune into the video as I review preventative water safety tips for drowning prevention this season. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the Infant Aquatic Survival program, please contact me.