Sink or Swim

SavvyMom April 8, 2016

It’s not funny at all so we won’t make a joke about it. Not even a quirky little comment.

Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional death for Canadian children under the age of 14. And according to a national survey from Safe Kids Canada, 86 per cent of Canadian parents polled believe swimming lessons are the best way to protect a child from drowning. Our friends at Safe Kids Canada know that this is NOT enough—they recommend parents use five layers of protection to keep kids safe from drowning this summer.

And we’re here to tell you what they are because we want you to have fun in the sun.

1. Actively Supervise
Always stay within sight and reach of children when in, on or around water. Even children who can swim need adult supervision. Children can drown quickly and silently in inches of water and in just a few seconds.

2. Get Trained
Learn first aid, CPR and how to swim before assuming the role of supervisor. Always have an experienced adult swimmer supervise children in, on or around water.

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