WATER SAFETY

  • DROWNING IS A LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH AMONG CHILDREN INCLUDING INFANTS AND TODDLERS.

DROWNING IS PREVENTABLE

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Keys to prevent drowning and other water related injuries

  • Put your child in a life jacket when playing in or near the water, on a dock or in a boat, raft or inner tube
  • In all types of water, stay within touching distance of your child at all times.
  • Take turns with other adults being the “water watchers” to monitor children in or near the water – AT ALL TIMES

This is for information related to the Centers for Disease Control website pages on water safety and illnesses associated with swimming:  http://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/observances/hss-week/