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Red Cross Shares Critical Water Safety Tips For Children And Families

The American Red Cross encourages families to prepare for the fast-approaching summer swim season by learning to be “water smart.” Research shows that participation in formal water safety and swim lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88% for one to four-year-olds.

"Before families head out to pools and parks, it’s important for all family members to learn and review critical water safety skills,” said Celena Sarillo, Chief Executive Officer, Red Cross of Illinois. “Knowing fundamental Red Cross water safety skills will help you feel more prepared for fun outings in, on and around the wat...


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