Drowning is the number one cause of unintentional death for children between the ages of 1 and 4. With kids who can’t swim, parents should be in the pool with them, no further than arms length. Older kids should swim with buddies, and need to be supervised by a designated adult. They recommends you keep noodles and other floatation devices nearby to help a swimmer in distress, and make sure little ones are in life jackets or floaties. Whatever you do don’t go inside for anything!
- Always keep an eye on your children around the pool.
- Children will drown almost naturally with no signs of warning.
- Just being aware of the problem is not enough to help.
“If there’ s anything I want you to take away from this, it’s that child drownings happen quick — quicker and quieter and easier than you’d think — and you could never be too vigilant.”