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As outdoor temperatures rise, so does the excitement about heading to our favorite swimming holes. Although swimming is a popular summertime activity, it can turn deadly in an instant. According to the CDC, drowning ranks fifth among the leading causes of unintentional injury death in the United States. And drowning is responsible for more deaths among children ages 1-4 than any other cause except birth defects. Two to three children die every day as a result of drowning. Learn how to keep your family safe around water from the resources below!|Read Full Article

Other Resources
Sun & Water Safety Tips • American Academy of Pediatrics
Water Safety Information • American Red Cross
Water Safety Tips • Nemours KidsHealth
Drowning: It Can Happen in an Instant • National Safety Council
Health in the News
What Florida beaches are safe for swimming? • USA Today
As summer nears, swim schools teach survival skills to kids • Daytona News-Journal
Firefighters practice pediatric rescues • Tampa Bay Newspapers
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