A recent American Red Cross survey shows that almost half the adults surveyed on water safety say they've had an experience where they nearly drowned, and one in four know someone who has drowned.
While over 90 percent of families with young children will be in the water at some point this summer, almost half (48%) plan to swim in a place with no lifeguard.
With so many planning to be in, on or near the water, it is important to follow the basics of water safety, maintain constant supervision of children and to get trained!
PRACTICE WATER SAFETY
KNOW HOW TO RESPOND