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Drowning Truths, Myths and Facts
Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for children ages 1-4. Minority children are 3 times more likely to drown. Studies indicate that 60% black children are unable to swim. Today, a residential pool is 14 times more likely to the take the life of a child than an automobile. Know Before You Go is committed to teaching the 3 basic rules of water safety. Memorize them. They could save a life.
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THE 3 ESSENTIAL RULES OF WATER SAFETY
Test & Teach
Have your child’s swimming skills tested at your local YMCA.
Watch & Guard
Appoint an adult to supervise all pool activities. Add barriers around your pool.
THROW, DON'T GO
Throw out a flotation device or use a pole to reach a drowning child. Never jump in to save.