Drowning is the leading cause of preventable death in children between
the ages of 1 and 4. BCH internal medical physician
Dr. Christopher Trojanovich
recommends that parents take a few minutes to visit the national pool
to review crucial water safety tips to follow at public and residential
pools and spas and learn how to best teach children how to be safer in
and around the water.
According to Dr. Trojanovich, "[Swimming is] probably one of the most
fun things you can do in the world, but it's also very dangerous."
Parents should never leave young children unattended in a swimming pool
and should get children into swim lessons as early as possible. If your
child swallows or takes on a lot of water while swimming, Dr. Trojanovich
recommends a visit to the Emergency Room for monitoring if your child
is experiencing a lot of coughing or having difficulty breathing.
here to take a pool safety pledge and download a free Pool Safely toolkit.
It only takes one minute to make sure your family is safer around water