Swimming Safety Is Key Over Summer Months

CBS Miami

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – School is nearly out for the summer in South Florida and that means more time at the beach and in the pool. But all that time in and around water leads to a higher risk of drowning for everyone, especially children. That’s why officials are encouraging all residents, especially parents and caregivers, to take precautions to prevent drowning for young children.

The YMCA of Broward County kicked off its Water Safety Awareness Days on Tuesday at the John Mullin Aquatic Center in Lauderhill with free swim lessons.

Parents and children showed up to the Lauderhill pool to learn some basic swimming skills and practice safety when in the water.

In 2013, seven children under the age of five died as a result of drowning. So far in 2014, six children under that the age of five drowned.

Parents believe it’s never too young to teach your kid.

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