Summer is here, and families all over the nation are flocking to the nearest pool or beach to cool off. Unfortunately, swimming comes with many risks, including drowning.
Drowning is scary to everyone involved, be they children or adults. About one in five people who die from drowning are children 14 years and younger, and between 2005-2009, there was an average of 3,533 fatal unintentional drownings in the United States.
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The idea is terrifying: you pull your child out of the pool thwarting a drowning and they seem fine, but within a few hours, they don’t seem themselves. Many parents don’t realize that yet another hazard of swimming is the potential for dry drownings.
The statistics are scary. About one in five people who die from drowning are children 14 years and younger. Considering that there are 10.4 million residential and 309,000 public swimming pools in the United States and that 44% of Americans do not know basic water-safety skills,
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Summer means warm weather, more time spent outside, and taking a dip in a pool to cool off. However, a pool comes with many dangers, including drowning, which poses a risk to everyone who enters a pool, especially children. Sadly, about one in five people who die from drowning are children 14 years and younger.
Many people think that when someone drowns, there will be a loud commotion,
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