It’s usually a lapse in supervision that results in drownings – not a lack of supervision, a CHOC community educator tells CHOC Radio.
In this podcast, Amy Frias explains that grownups need to designate one person as a “water watcher” while children are swimming, and make changes in water watcher shifts clear.
In this podcast, Amy also discusses several other aspects of water safety:
- Physical barriers around bodies of water
- Floatation devices and pool toys
- What drowning looks like
Families can call the CHOC community education department at 714-509-8887 to request a “water watcher” tag that can be worn as a necklace to clearly identify who is responsible for watching swimmers.
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