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27 July 2010

Make Sure Your Kids Are Safe in the Water

Drowning can happen 'quickly, silently, and without notice,' expert warns

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"It happens quickly, silently, and without notice. Once submerged, children become disoriented and oblivious to the change in environment from air to liquid," Torg explained in a Temple news release.

  • Keep an eye on children at all times, especially in crowded swimming pools.
  • Children should know how to swim by the time they're 5.
  • Keep pools secure using gates, fences and/or pool covers.
  • Non-swimmers should be restricted to wading pools or should wear a Coast Guard-approved personal floatation device (life jacket).

 
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