Enroll your child in swim lessons that prioritize safety over fun. All swim lessons are not created equal. Look for lessons that teach survival skills (roll to float / swim, float, swim). Levi did not take swim lessons, and his parents will never stop regretting it.
Designate a Water Guardian to supervise children ANY TIME there is access to water (including pools, tubs, buckets, ponds, etc...). 69% of children who drown do so when they are not swimming. Do not let down your guard just because you are inside.
Install an isolated 4-sided fence with a self-closing, self-latching fence. Levi drowned in a pool that did not have a separate barrier between the house and the pool. Yes, they are expensive, but your child's life is worth it.
Children should not use puddle jumpers when learning to swim, because they teach false security. However, in OPEN WATER (lakes, oceans, rivers), EVERYONE should wear life jackets at all times. Teenage boys are especially at risk for drowning in open water.
Pediatricians are important resources for parents regarding water safety. We are honored to partner with the AAP to help prevent future drownings via this brand new Drowning Prevention Campaign, complete with infographics, articles, and other resources.
Swim lessons are proven to reduce drowning risks by 88%. Levi's parents decided to wait until he was 4 to enroll him in swim lessons; please don't wait. The lessons you choose should prioritize safety and SURVIVAL over fun. All swim lessons are not created equal, and you should see PROGRESS within weeks.
A 4-sided fence with a self closing and self-latching gate is the most effectively proven way to prevent drowning. Yes, a fence changes the appearance of your pool slightly, but the sight of your child in the water unsupervised is much worse. 69% of drownings happen when children are not expected to be in the water (during a non-swim time).
Water safety is for all ages, all bodies of water, all of the time. In fact, 7/10 drowning incidents occur in natural water. Teenage boys are at the highest risk, with natural water drowning deaths tripling from ages 15-19. The vast majority of those who drown in natural water are excellent swimmers. ALWAYS wear a life jacket in open water, such as lakes, rivers, and oceans.
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