Health Ministry News

Childrens safety around swimming pools: Drowning is the leading cause of injury-related death among children ages 1-4 and it is the third leading cause of unintentional injury-related death among children 19 and under. To avoid a tragedy, following are a few tips when watching children in or around the water:

  • Keep young children and weak swimmers within arm’s reach of an adult
  • Make sure more experienced swimmers are with a partner every time
  • Choose an adult to be in or near the water carefully watching the children
  • Teach children how to swim