How To Keep Your Kids Safe While Swimming

There are so many risk factors to consider when you, or your family go swimming.  So many people don't consider a few factors that could end up getting someone hurt, or killed. 

A group called Safe Kids Worldwide released a report this month that looked at different risk factors.  

1.  OPEN water is the most dangerous.  That means oceans, lakes, and rivers. 


     43% of childhood drownings happen there. 


     38% happen in swimming pools. 


     9% happen in bathtubs.


     The remaining 10% of drownings were unspecified.


2.  Keep an eye on teenagers at the beach, not just young kids. 


     49% of open water drownings involve kids between 15 and 19 years old. 


     15% involve 10-to-14-year-olds. 


     13% involve kids between 5 and 9. 


     And 23% involve kids under the age of 5. 


3.  Boys are more likely to get into trouble in the water.  80% of open water fatalities involve boys, and just 20% involve girls.

Sudden drop offs are also dangerous!  Keep your eyes open this summer while out swimming.  Have fun, and just take the proper measures!


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