Drowning Prevention

by Melissa Clouthier | August 13, 2008 9:34 am

A relative enrolled their child in a drowning prevention class. She is five months old and can float now and save herself. Go watch this video[1]–as a parent, it is absolutely frightening to watch.

I have mixed emotions. On the one hand, of course children should be taught to swim as young as possible. It’s a non-negotiable at my house, not only because we have a pool, but because I just believe that all children should know how to swim, and at a young age. They also need to know how to rescue someone else because so many children drown trying to save a friend or sibling.

Still, does training like this give parents and families a false sense of security. The child in the video was clearly fatiguing. The training buys a parent precious minutes, but does it make tragic events more likely because parents or care-takers are less vigilant?

Cross-posted at MelissaClouthier.com[2]

  1. this video: http://www.childdrowningprevention.com/index.html
  2. MelissaClouthier.com: http://melissaclouthier.com

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