How to Keep Children of All Ages Safe Around Water

Emergency rooms across the country, including our very own, see drowning—as an injury or a cause of death—all too often. In fact, drowning is the top cause of death for kids ages 1 to 4, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. It’s also preventable.

To keep kids safe, whether in a bathtub or pool, remember our No. 1 water safety tip: “arm’s reach, eye’s reach.” Children from birth to 6 years old should be within arm’s reach of a caregiver. Older, proficient swimmers should be within eye’s reach.

Learn more about how you can prevent drowning at every age.