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Swimming Safety

 
Water Safety
Drowning is the leading cause of injury-related death among children ages 1-4 years.

Our warmer weather is back and activities involving water, such as swimming and boating, will be on the increase in the coming months.  Water safety prevention and response are extremely important topics for parents and caregivers to consider.  In fact, drowning is the leading cause of injury-related death among children ages 1-4.   
 
Whether it’s a trip to the beach or a dip in the community or backyard pool, you can ensure that swimming is as safe as it is fun by following a few basic safety tips.

Active Supervision
  Start Slow with Babies
  Don’t Rely on Swimming Aids
  Learn CPR--It’s Important!
  Take Extra Steps Around Pools
  Educate Your Kids About Swimming Safety
   
Check the Drains in Your Pool and Spa
   
For more information about being prepared for drowning awareness, refer to Safe Kids Worldwide at http://www.safekids.org/sites/default/files/documents/swimming_safety_tips2_0.pdf
or contact Titusville Fire and Emergency Services Life Safety Specialist Heather Gilmore at heather.gilmore@titusville.com
321-567-3800




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