An afternoon by the pool Sunday ended in tragedy with the death of a toddler...
Parents- PLEASE get your children water safe! Did you know that 70% of children that drown do so with one or both parents present and 75% are missing for 5 minutes or less. Pool parties can be an unexpected danger for young children. Lapses in supervision can often occur and most people do not know how to recognize someone that is drowning. Unlike in the movies, a drowning child doesn't thrash about and yell for help. Drowning is silent and can happen in less than a minute.
These parents were in the pool with their 2 year old, and no one noticed her drown- not because they didn't care or weren't watching, but simply because drowning is silent and its quick. Please give your children an added layer of protection through self rescue skills. These tragedies can be prevented. My heart goes out to these parents. If your child has not learned to swim or is not practicing their self-rescue swim skills on a regular basis contact me today to schedule lessons.
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