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My Take - Swimming

Finally - Summer is on the way. With warmer temperatures becoming the norm swimming becomes high on our todo lists. But a couple of things are important to remember. Every day, two children under the age of 14 die from drowning, and drowning is the leading cause of injury deaths for children ages 1 to 4. The risks are lack of swimming ability, lack of close supervision while swimming, failure to wear life jackets and alcohol use for adults. Taking part in formal swimming lessons is a good idea and reduces the risk of drowning among children. Wear lifejackets when required. Designate a responsible adult to supervise young children when they are swimming or playing around water. Learn CPR, it’s pretty easy to learn, and avoid drinking alcohol when on the water. Spending time at Alabama's Coast, Lakes and pools can result in great summer memories as long as you put safety first. I'm Dave Thomason, That's "My Take" what's yours?

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