According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), drowning is the number one cause of accidental death for infants and young children between the ages of 1-4.
Important Keys To Water Safety
1. Effective Supervision
The most critical line of defense is adult supervision. No level
of aquatic skill can replace active supervision. If your child is ever missing,
look in the water first.
2. Pool Fences
Install a permanent 4-sided fence with self-locking gates. Ensure
that the pool fence is at least 3-5 feet from the pool edge.
Make sure all doors and windows leading to the pool are locked and
4. Survival Swimming Lessons
Self-Rescue training is an added layer of protection, teaching your child
water survival skills in a completely safe environment.
Learn to perform CPR on children and adults and remember to update
those skills regularly.
Even if your child has had swimming lessons, no child is drown-proof and there is absolutely no substitute for adult supervision.