Tips for Summer Swim Safety

Drowning results in more deaths among children ages 1 to 4 than any other cause except birth defects, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Most of those drownings occur in home swimming pools. “There are far too many water-related injuries and deaths, which is tragic, considering most can be prevented,” says Ashanti Woods, MD, FAAP, attending pediatrician at Mercy Medical Center, Family Health Centers of Baltimore.