Winter Water Safety

Winter Water Safety

While water safety is important year-round, winter water safety introduces special considerations. This is especially true for families in northern areas, where snow and ice present seasonal dangers. In southern regions such as Florida, swimmers may not be deterred by...
Kids’ Water Safety Gear

Kids’ Water Safety Gear

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drowning is the second leading cause of accident-related death in children ages one to fourteen. This shocking statistic illustrates the need for families to practice ongoing water safety for kids. In...
Reporting a Boating Accident

Reporting a Boating Accident

Boating is a fun family pastime for many, especially for those who live in sunny and water-friendly states like Florida. As with any recreational activity, there is always the risk of a being involved in an accident. To protect yourself and your family, it is...
Swimming at a Friend’s House

Swimming at a Friend’s House

Some of the most enjoyable times in a child’s life is meeting new friends and spending time outside his or her own home. In the summer months, visiting a friend’s house to swim is a common occurrence. However, this can create a new set of concerns for parents. Pool...
Teaching a Child to Swim

Teaching a Child to Swim

The best age for teaching a child to swim is a topic of debate among parents and child development specialists. The American Association of Pediatrics recommends that formal swimming lessons begin after age four. However, swimming can be introduced to children at a...
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