Swimming, A Basic Life Skill All Children Need to Know (Pedcast)

Swimming lessons are a crucial for every child’s safety–drowning is one of the leading causes of death for children. As parents, you can help protect your children and lower the number of needless drownings by teaching them water safety skills. In this pedcast, Doc Smo emphasizes the importance of child swim lessons and gives parents some practical advice about teaching their children to swim.

 

SmoNotes:

1. Cruz, Alicia. “Six Teens Drowned in Shreveport, Louisiana While Parents Watched.” New Jersey News Room 04 Aug. 2010: 1-6. Web. .. http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/nation/six-teens-drowned-in-shreveport-louisiana-while-parents-watched.

2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 7 June 2010. 8 Oct. 2010 “Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 7 June 2010. 8 Oct. 2010 http://www.cdc.gov/HomeandRecreationalSafety/Water-Safety/waterinjuries-factsheet.html.

3. Committee On Injury, Violence, And Poison Prevention. “Prevention of Drowning in Infants, Children, and Adolescents.”American Academy of Pediatrics 112.2 (2003): 1-6. Print. (http://aappolicy.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/pediatrics;112/2/437)

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