Share These Water Safety Tips with Your Children

Share These Water Safety Tips with Your Children

Summer months give families the opportunity for extra water fun at home, on vacation and out in the community. Unfortunately, the risk of drowning (and other injuries) also increases during this time of year.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drowning is the leading cause of injury death for young children ages one to four, and most drownings from this age group occur in a swimming pool. However, drownings can happen to anyone, at any age and at any time — even if your child isn’t expected to be near water.

Put simply, if there’s water, small children will find it. So, be sure to share these water safety tips with your children and provide frequent reminders to keep your family safe.

Basic Water Safety Tips For Children

Teach your children to respect the water, whether it’s home pools, a body of water (e.g. lake or ocean), or their local community pool. We encourage you to use these tips as a starting point for conversations about the importance of water safety.

A few extra minutes spent going over important safety tips can make a difference in preventable injuries and drownings.

For more water safety information, check out our blog on backyard pool safety. Looking for first aid courses? Find a training center near you.

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