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3 Tips To Prevent Drownings In 2018

Updated: May 1, 2018

According to the CDC, from 2005-2014, there were an average of 3,536 fatal unintentional drownings (non-boating related) annually in the United States — about ten deaths per day. About one in five people who die from drowning are children 14 and younger. For every child who dies from drowning, another five receive emergency department care for nonfatal submersion injuries. Here are 3 tips to prevent drownings this year.

  1. Swim Lessons For Your Child - Find the highest rated local program and enroll! You get what you pay for. See our article on "5 things to look for in a good swim lessons program."

  2. Never Turn Your Back - If you and your child are around water, never turn your back and always be able to reach your child within 2 seconds of an emergency

  3. Swim Lessons and Safety Training For Yourself - Many cities offer free water safety training classes through the local recreation center, fire department, or hospital.