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Keep kids safe in water: Expert says essential precautions include swimming lessons

Expert: Essential precautions include swimming lessons

10:52 AM, Jul. 19, 2013
Adults need to keep a close eye on children who are swimming.
Adults need to keep a close eye on children who are swimming.
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Every day in the United States, three children drown. Although many people expect a drowning child to splash and yell for help, these accidents often happen quietly without anyone noticing, according to a pediatric safety expert.

However, with proper training and supervision, drownings and other injuries are avoidable, said David Schwebel, director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Youth Safety Lab.

"Backyard swimming pool drownings are far too common. These incidents are devastating to families, and they can be prevented," Schwebel said in a university news release. "A ...

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