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Key to water safety is active supervision

Galveston County Daily News (Internet / Print) 06/29/06http://news.galvestondailynews.com/story.lasso?ewcd=7df7ef18f702b685 Weekly Column by Dr. Sally Robinson and Dr. Keith Bly: One of the best ways to cool off during those hot summer days is to play in water. Children love to play in the water, whether they are at the beach, on a boat, swimming in a pool or wading pool or at a water park. However, while water can be an enjoyable source of exercise for children, it can also be extremely dangerous. Drowning is the second leading cause of injury-related death for children between 1 and 14 years of age. Drowning prevention can be simple, but there are many things that parents must do, such as actively supervising children, making the water environment safe, making sure they have proper swim gear and teaching children water safety.



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