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The Facts about Kids and the Danger of Drowning

Other safety tips to remember when near or in water:

  • Use lifejackets for non-swimmers to bridge momentary lapses in supervision.
  • All Iowans, children and adults alike, should use lifejackets on recreational waters.
  • Learn to swim and teach your children as well. Formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning, particularly among young children.
  • Provide fences with self-closing, self-latching closures around swimming pools and spas.
  • Avoid alcohol use while swimming or supervising children.