Swim Safely in 2013

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Summer is almost officially here!   Can I hear a Hip-Hip Hooray!! Yay!  Many families have already hit the pool, and maybe you are one of them. But before your dunked your tootsies in the water or watched your child jump in, did you check to make sure the pool was safe, that your child knew about swim safety?  Did you learn CPR?  Are you paying attention.

After reading these most recent statistics on swim dangers, maybe you will.

Drowning Statistic Infograhic, 2013 || @ thelittledabbler.com

Drowning Statistic Infograhic, 2013 || @ thelittledabbler.com

Drowning Statistic Infograhic, 2013 || @ thelittledabbler.com

Drowning Statistic Infograhic, 2013 || @ thelittledabbler.com

For more ways you can protect your children around bodies of water, visit Swim Safely: Protect Your Child From Injury or Accidental Drowning.

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Infographic Sources:

[1] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.  “Table 1.  The five leading causes and number of child deaths, by age group, United States, 2009.” National Action Plan for Child Injury Prevention. Atlanta: CDC, NCIPC; 2012. 15, 19. Web. 31 May 2013.

[2] Consumer Product Safety Commission Staff. 2008-2012 Reported Circulation/Suction Entrapments Associated with Pools, Spas, and Whirlpool Bathtubs, 2013 Report. March 2013. Web. 7 June 2013.

[3] Consumer Product Safety Commission Staff. “Table 12 Percentage of Fatalities Reported to CPSC Staff Associated with Pool or Spa Submersion Children Younger than 5 Years of Age by Scenario, 2008–2010.” Pool or Spa Submersion: Estimate Injuries and Reported Fatalities, 2013 Report. May 2013. Web. 7 June 2013.

[4] Consumer Product Safety Commission Staff. Pool or Spa Submersion: Estimate Injuries and Reported Fatalities, 2013 Report. May 2013. Web. 7 June 2013.

[5] Centers for Disease Control and prevention.  “Drownings: The Reality.” Web. 7 June 2013.

[6] Glass, Doug. “Girl, 6, dies from swimming pool injury.” USA Today. 21 March 2008. Web. 7 June 2013.

and [6] “Death of Abigail Taylor.” Wikipedia. 8 April 2013. Web. 7 June 2013.

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