Safety First! Swimming Safety Tips for Children

| 6/14/2011 8:03:18 PM

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Swimming is one of summer's most loved activities, but it can also be one of its most dangerous.  Drowning is the second leading cause of death for children 14 and younger, and it can take as little as 18 seconds for a child to drown. 

When you have eager little water lovers who don’t know how to swim, it can be difficult to keep both eyes on them at all times with all of the distractions and activities at swimming pools. 

child in a pool 

To keep your family safe and enjoy all of the fun of splishing, splashing and wading in the water, be sure to:

Watch children closely at all times! Forget the phone or interesting conversation within ear shot and focus on your child(ren).

6/13/2014 5:23:09 AM

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6/2/2014 12:41:16 AM - Hertsmere Leisure, home to some of Milton Keynes and Hertfordshire gym memberships and swimming facilities.