July 20, 2015
Pools, Lakes, Ponds and Beaches Pools, lakes, ponds, and beaches mean summer fun and cool relief from hot weather. But water also can be dangerous for kids if parents don't take the proper precautions. Nearly 1,000 kids die each year by drowning. And most drownings happen in home swimming pools. It is the second leading cause of accidental death for people between the ages of 5 and 24.

The good news is there are many ways to keep your kids safe in the water - and make sure that they take the right precautions when they're on their own. Read this KidsHealth article on Water Safety for tips on Keeping Kids Safe.