HOUSTON, TX – Summertime is all about having fun.
For most kids, a dip in the pool is the best way to keep cool in the blazing heat.
But to make sure they’re swimmers and not sinkers — the YMCA and Platinum Pools partnered together to teach kids how to swim.
The numbers are alarming.
Did you know that nationwide, on average, 2700 kids fourteen and under are treated for accidental drowning related incidents?
And more than half of all drownings among kids ages one to four are pool related.
So while your little ones are out there splashing — here’s a few helpful tips:
– Always swim with a buddy
– Obey pool rules
– Swim in designated areas supervised by lifeguards