May is Water Safety Month!
During this time at home become educated on drowning prevention and water safety
Each week in May a newsletter will be sent discussing different water safety topics
This week’s topic is Drowning Facts
Here are some Drowning Facts:
Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for children 4 and under
88% of child drownings occur with an adult present
On average there are 10 drownings per day in the United States
Drowning can occur in pools, lakes, oceans, rivers, bath tubs, ponds, hot tubs, and canals- basically any body of water!
But Drowning is PREVENTABLE!!
How?? Evidence-based drowning prevention strategies from the American Academy of Pediatrics:
3) Swim Lessons
4) Life Jackets
You as parents are already helping to prevent drowning by enrolling your children in swim lessons
The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development found that children who participated in formal swim lessons had an 88% reduced risk of drowning!
Education and swim lessons are KEY to water safety!
Next week we will discuss the five prevention strategies further
Reading about water safety and swim lessons are a great way for your family to learn water safety together
Read Florida Swim School’s water safety book “Swimming Buddies.”
Email frontdesk@flswimschool to purchase the book
Florida Swim School remains closed and we will continue to update our families via email on our re-opening date and plan
We can’t wait to see everyone back at the pool. We are working hard to make improvements and schedule new events for our families.
Stay Safe and Healthy!
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