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14 July 2009

Be watersafe

It is estimated that more than one child drowns in South Africa every day. There are things you can do to protect your child from drowning.

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It is estimated that more than one child drowns in South Africa every day. There are things you can do to protect your child from drowning.

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Swimming lessons for children are a good idea, but experts are divided on the age when these should start – the recommended age varies from three months to four years; sessions should be no more than 30 minutes, as children are at increased risk of hypothermia; excessive submersion is not a good idea, as it could lead to water intoxication; all pools should be fenced off; children should never swim without adult supervision.

Read more about child safety.

 
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