Many parents believe that their child’s ability to swim is adequate and will prevent drowning tragedies however other parents know deep down that their child’s level of swimming safety is extremely low. The parents that realize their child has less than adequate swimming skills are in a much better starting place than those that believe a drowning risk is reduced simply because their child can swim. Common sense seems to be winning over the facts of why drownings occur.
Drowning is always a risk for children regardless of their ability to swim. When I began researching drowning risks I was shocked to find that even the leading child safety experts were not promoting swimming lessons as the first line of defense against drowning. Continue reading