No matter what your age or your swimming skills, you can be made safer near and in the water. Learning to swim is vital, of course, but you must know how to prevent the risk of drowning even before you and especially your children know how to swim.
Alright then. First some facts,* followed by safety tips on the next page.
* My source for these statistics is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Water-related Injuries fact sheet. Apologies for the lack of statistics for outside the United States.
Who is most likely to drown?
Where do children drown?
Children who drown in residential pools had been:
last seen inside their home
gone for less than 5 minutes; and
in the care of either or both parents at the time.
How do children drown?
How young children drown depends on their age.
Children younger than 1 year often drown in:
Children aged 1 to 4 are most likely to drown in home swimming pools.
Most drownings of those 15 years or older occur in lakes, rivers or the ocean.
|Find more near-drowning information from our medical search engine today. |
We also have other health guides, like information on high blood pressure, too.
Visit us for all your medical needs today.