Now that summer is here many of us will spend our weekends splashing in a pool. Whether it be with our babies or older children like nieces and nephews, it’s important to practice water safety. If we don’t, the unthinkable could happen.
Recently a friend of mine shared an article called “Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning” and I thought it was an important article to share. The article tells a story of a nine year old girl that almost drowned just feet from her parents. Her parents had no idea she was drowning. It then goes into how to recognize swimmers in need. The basic rule: if kids are quiet in the pool then go make sure they’re ok. Kids in a pool aren’t quiet and drowning is actually very quiet, not full of yelling and thrashing around.
While not the happiest of topics, it’s important to be educated so you can recognize the signs and help or get help if needed.
You can read the article here. Please share with family members and friends so everyone is educated!