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CAN YOUR CHILD SWIM

DID YOU KNOW….

  • Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for children ages 1-4.
  • Drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death for children under 14 years of age.
  • Children under age one most often drown in a bath tub, toilet or bucket.
  • Drowning is a silent event.  Children will rarely scream, call out or splash for help.
  • Submersion takes less than 10 seconds.  Losing consciousness takes 2 minutes.  Permanent brain damage takes only 4-6 minutes.
  • For every child who dies by drowning, another four are hospitalized.  Many never recover from brain damage that occurs while they are under water.
  • Most young children who drown in pools were last seen inside the house, had been out of sight less than 5 minutes and were in the care of one or both parents at the time of the event.
  • Safe swimming starts with awareness. 
  • Visit to learn three simple tips that could save your child’s life.
  • Register for swim lessons at the Y.  We offer classes for all ages from 6 months and beyond.

THE TRUTH

As the weather gets warm, more families will retreat to what has become a summer past time- swimming.  At the Y, we love the water and have been an advocate for safe swimming for over 100 years.  The Y is considered America’s favorite and FIRST swim instructor.  However, we can also understand that if not properly trained, the water can be a parent’s worst nightmare.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

 

  • Safe swimming starts with awareness. 
  • Visit www.knowbeforeyougo.org  to learn three simple tips that could save your child’s life.
  • Register for swim lessons at the Y.  We offer classes for all ages from 6 months and beyond.