Water and Swim Safety

Information for Parents on Water Safety

Teaching children water safety is a key part of reducing child drownings. Water safety is defined as age-appropriate education to promote safety in, on, and around bodies of water to reduce the risk of injury or drowning. In Florida, drownings are one of the leading causes of child deaths.

Swimming lessons have been shown to reduce drowning incidents, which is why the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children ages 4 and older learn to swim. Even if your child has taken swimming lessons, never assume that their risk of drowning has subsided.

Water Safety Guide for Parents

Drowning Prevention | Florida Department of Health (floridahealth.gov)

Every Child A Swimmer

This list contains learn-to-swim providers in
the local area. This list does not constitute a SJCSD endorsement for any of
the providers listed; the list is merely an informational resource for
parents/legal guardians.

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