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From Kids Health

Summer is here, and that means long days swimming, wading, and splashing in the swimming pool.  Unfortunately, pools are dangerous places for kids that are under 14 years of age.  According to this post from Kid's Health, drowning is the second most common cause of preventable death among kids of that age.  This article, which addresses kids directly and consequently is easy to read and comprehend, gives some great tips to stay safe this summer when one is around the water.

Here is an excerpt from the post:

Tragic Tally: More Than 200 Reported Child Drownings In Pools and Spas This Summer

From Pool Safely

According to this post from The CPSC's Pool Safely campaign, at least 202 children between the ages of 1 and 14 drowned in a swimming pool or spa in the United States in 2013.  Of those, 143 of the victims were children younger than age 5.  These senseless deaths are virtually completely preventable, by utilizing vigilance and being informed about pool safety.  The CPSC campaign emphasizes fencing all pools, and staying close and attentive to children at all times while around water.  These are simple steps, but they will save lives.

Here is an excerpt from the post: