By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Essential swim safety tips
Placeholder Image
As families start heading to local pools, lakes and beaches for warm weather fun, the staggering statistics around drowning risks take on renewed importance. Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury death for infants and young kids between the ages of one and 14 in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It's also the fifth leading cause for Americans of all ages.Alicia Kockler, a swim safety expert and director of swim programming at Life Time - The Healthy Way of Life Company, provides the following tips to ensure fun, safe swimming experiences this summer and beyond.Invest in swim lessons.