Drowning can happen to any family. It’s quick, and it’s silent. Drowning is the single-leading cause of death among children aged 1-4, and a top cause of death among teens. We can lower these rates if pediatricians, parents and policy-makers work together to implement the types of solutions we know will keep children safe. Please share these resources with parents and caregivers.

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Drowning Prevention During Summer

While children and teens are home this summer, AAP recommends multiple layers of protection to keep them safe around water. During the pandemic, many families could not access swim lessons for their children. This summer is an opportunity to enroll children in water safety and swim lessons to build a lifelong, lifesaving skill. The AAP offers water safety graphics, videos and other messages you can share in your networks.

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Social Media Graphics

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Above Ground Pools

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Inflatable Pools

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Cooking Dinner?

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Water Safety for Crawlers

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Drowning Prevention

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Pool Fences Save Lives

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Water Hazards at Home

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Water Safety for Teens

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Importance of Swim Lessons

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Get Water Smart!

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Assign a Water Watcher

Printable Posters

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Pool Safety

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Water Safety Tips for New Parents

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Water Safety When Your Child Is Crawling

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Water Safety When Your Child Is Walking

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Water Safety When You Have a Curious Toddler

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Can Your Child Swim?

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Water Safety for Teens

Videos

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Water Safety for Toddlers (0:30)

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Keep Teens Safe Around Water (0:30)

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Bode and Morgan Miller Urge Parents to Make Water Safety a Priority (0:30)

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Nicole Hughes Shares Drowning Prevention Message for Other Parents (0:15)

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Nicole Hughes, Who Lost Son Levi to Drowning, Shares Message on Drowning Prevention (0:30)

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Nicole Hughes of #LevisLegacy Shares Urgent Message for Other Parents about Drowning Prevention (1:01)

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Bode and Morgan Miller Share Drowning Prevention Message for Other Parents (0:15)

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Bode and Morgan Miller Share Story of Daughter’s Drowning in PSA (1:00)

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Mom to Mom Discussion on Family Drowning Prevention (3:45)

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Parents and Pediatrician Discussion on Drowning Prevention (11:52)

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Beach, Boating, and Lake Swimming Safety Tips (1:37)

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Pool and Swimming Safety Tips (1:30)

Information for Parents

HealthyChildren.org

Should my children take swim lessons if they are too young to get the COVID-19 vaccine yet?

HealthyChildren.org

How can I help ensure my child will be safe in and around the water at summer camp?

HealthyChildren.org

Pool Dangers and Drowning Prevention―When It’s Not Swimming Time

HealthyChildren.org

Swim Lessons: When to Start & What Parents Should Know

HealthyChildren.org

Infant Water Safety: Protect Your New Baby from Drowning

HealthyChildren.org

Drowning Prevention for Curious Toddlers: What Parents Need to Know

HealthyChildren.org

Water Safety for Teens

AAP Voices Blogs

AAP Pediatricians tell their stories of the importance of swim lessons.

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AAP Recommendations

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Last Updated

12/10/2020

Source

American Academy of Pediatrics