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The skill of controlling one’s breath may seem obvious, yet it is amazing how many children are not taught this vital safety skill. Ingesting or breathing water into the lungs accelerates the drowning process and makes it more difficult for a child to swim to safety. This is why children should never ever be instructed to blow bubbles before they are old enough to learn ‘Freestyle breathing’.
Summer's On the Way: How to Keep Your Kids Safe Near Water Fire and EMS departments prepare for summer with drowning and water rescue scenarios so if your kids don't swim now's the time to teach them. Click here for more info on where to find swim classes for your kids