Learn 2 Swim

Safety Tip

Keep toys away from the pool when it is not in use. Toys can attract young children into the pool area.

Baby Underwater

The best way to avoid tragedy from happening in your family is to always be alert. Being present while your child is in or around water is the best safety precaution.

Statistics - Things You Should Know

  • Boys are two to four times more likely to drown than girls.
  • Approximately 838 children ages 14 and younger drowned in 2002.
  • Among children ages four and under, there are about 300 residential swimming pool drownings each year.
  • More than half of childhood drownings in pools occur in the child's home pool, with one-third of these drownings occurring at the homes of friends and neighbors.
  • More than 85 percent of children who drown in swimming pools are between the ages of 1 and 4.
  • Children ages four and under are two to three times as likely to drown than other age groups and account for 80 percent of home drownings.
  • Finding a program near you that will allow you to enter the water with your child will help curve these statistics. A parent and child aquatic program is designed to not only introduce your child to water skills. It will also help you to understand what precautions you should be taking to help make your child's swimming experiences safer and more fun.