Children need to learn to swim. You can help prevent drowning incidents by teaching your children basic safety rules and swimming skills.
The following are suggestions to help you prepare your child for water-related activities.
- National Safety Council (2009). Water safety. National Safety Council Fact Sheet. Available online: http://www.nsc.org/news_resources/resources/documents/water_safety.pdf.
- Committee on Injury, Violence, and Poison Prevention, American Academy of Pediatrics (2010). Policy statement: Prevention of drowning. Pediatrics, 126(1): 178–185.
Last Revised: November 30, 2010
Author: Healthwise Staff
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