Swimming education is one good way to help prevent drowning, but even if your children know how to swim, supervision is still one of the best ways to protect your kids. Even when you think they're safe in a pool or at the beach, they may not be, safety officials warn.
In fact, adults should not be involved in any other distracting activity (such as reading, playing cards, talking on the phone, or mowing the lawn) while supervising children, according to the CDC, which provides several other swimming safety tips on its Web site
You can also check out the American Red Cross Web site for more information on swimming and pool safety
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