After a recent post from a friend on facebook, I thought it would be a good idea to remind parents about summer safety for children when around bodies of water. Her young son saved a boy who was not wearing a life vest and was not supervised.
Children need constant and undistracted supervision when in and around bodies of water. This includes bathtubs, hot tubs, spas, swimming pools, lakes, rivers, wading pools, beaches and yes even toilets or buckets of water when it comes to young toddlers.
Swimming lessons are highly recommended; but they should not lull anyone into a false sense of security. Even strong swimmers can tire or get into trouble if the conditions are right.
For information of drowning prevention:
For information on places to swim, lessons, coupons for life jackets, and life-guarded swim areas in King County:
For information on drowning deaths in the US: