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Swim Safely: Designate a Water Watcher

June 2014
Jun 9 2014

Swimming can be a source of endless fun for kids, especially during the summer, but being in and around pools, rivers, oceans and other bodies of water can also sometimes be dangerous. Drowning is a leading cause of death and injury for children of all ages and two-thirds of drowning deaths occur between May and August. To ensure a safe summer season, Corri Miller-Hobbs, Registered Nurse and Safe Kids Virginia Program Coordinator, shares the following tips for keeping children safe around water. Never let children swim alone. Teach your children not to go in or near water without an adult present. When there are several adults present and children are swimming, use the Water Watcher card strategy. Designate an adult... View Article