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Five hidden hazards of open water

It’s important to be aware of, and talk to your children about, these five hidden hazards of open water.

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Boating safety for kids

In 2013, 77 percent of all fatal boating accident victims drowned, and of those who drowned, 84 percent were not wearing a life jacket.

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Keeping kids safe in open water

Drownings happen most often in lakes, rivers, ponds, oceans, canals, reservoirs, retention ponds and other open water.

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Q&A: How do I know if my kids are ready to swim in the ocean?

There are some important differences between ocean and pool swimming that you and your kids will want to talk about before everyone hits the beach.

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What is dry drowning?

With a scary sounding name and unclear facts surrounding its cause, many parents have questions about dry drowning and what preventative steps they can take to protect their children.