- DROWNING IS A LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH AMONG CHILDREN INCLUDING INFANTS AND TODDLERS.
DROWNING IS PREVENTABLE
CPR – USE IT – IF YOU DON’T KNOW IT – LEARN IT
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/