From 2000 to 2006, drowning was the second-leading cause of death from unintentional injuries in children ages 2 to 19. In the 1- to 4-year-old age group, drowning causes nearly as many deaths as motor vehicle crashes. In their Keeping Kids Healthy column, UTMB Drs. Sally Robinson and Keith Bly offer 12 tips to prevent drowning. “Touch supervision is necessary for toddlers and constant eye contact for older children. Installing pool alarms helps, and installing pool and spa drains covers is important.”