Parents, if You Do Only One Thing this Summer, Make Sure it’s Signing Your Child Up for Swim Lessons

Posted by Felicia Workeneh, M.D. on Jun 20, 2018 10:15:00 AM

School’s out and many of us, including our kids, are hitting the beach or pool or tubing in the Hill Country. But not everyone who does so knows how to swim. Accidental drownings happen to about 3,500 people per year in the United States, and the majority of those involved children younger than 14. And yet, drowning is preventable. A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found kids who take swim lessons are 88 percent less likely to drown. So, before your children spend any amount of time in the water, please enroll them in swim lessons. 

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Topics: child drownings, teach your child how to swim, swimming lessons for kids, help prevent drownings with swimming lessons

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