[VIDEO] Olympic champion gives water safety tips

[VIDEO] Olympic champion gives water safety tips

[VIDEO] Olympic champion gives water safety tips

Water safety tips from an Olympic swimmer

Approximately 10 people drown every single day in the U.S., making water safety a top priority. Olympic gold medalist Janet Evans goes over some of the most important tips, including never swimming alone and avoiding unlit water.

From TODAY

Drowning doesn’t look like it does in the movies when it actually happens.  It is silent, and takes less than 2 minutes.  Paying attention and not relying on someone else, even a trained lifeguard, is the best way to ensure that your children are safe and not swimming alone.  Additionally, the best way to prepare children for these situations and to keep them safe is to teach them to swim as early as possible. “We need to teach kids to swim like we put them in car seats”, says former Olympic swimmer Janet Evans.  Janet talks about drowning prevention, and shows an example of a child’s swimming lesson in this video from the Today Show.

Click here to watch Janet Evans talking about drowning prevention