Category Archive for "pool safety"

Even Olympians Are At Risk of Drowning

June 19, 2017
Jim Montgomery

Parents tend to overestimate a child’s ability to swim.  They underestimate the inherent risks of water. While few parents would allow their child to swim unsupervised in a lake (16%) or ocean (13%), 37% would allow their child to use a backyard, hotel or neighborhood pool without adult supervision, according to the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s…

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Six Steps to Pool Safety This Summer

March 31, 2016

It’s the time of year for sunshine, swimsuits and sunscreen. We pull out the pool toys and floats, light up the grill and hang out by the pool with friends or a good book. Unfortunately, it also is the time of year when we turn on the news and hear stories about kids drowning in pools or lakes because they…

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