Tag: water safety

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Lori Berman Champions Water and Pool Safety for Children Bill in the Florida Senate

Berman’s office insisted the bill will “allow school authorities to identify students who may not know how to swim and will help put these parents, where needed, in touch with free or low-cost programs to ensure their child has an opportunity to learn, presuming there is a desire” and will let parents opt-out if they so choose. 

AAP: Drowning Remains Leading Killer of Florida Children

Described by safety experts as the "silent killer," drowning is the leading cause of deaths for children between the ages of 1-4. To reduce the number of drowning deaths, especially in states such as Florida, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued updated recommendations on water safety.