Often pool owners or people with homes on water, resort to putting children in swim vests or suits with flotation devices but the children do not come to understand what they can and cannot do in the water independent of them. Many children that drown have experienced premature independence in the water with a flotation device on and then gone and entered the water not realizing they could not swim independently. Children need to know their limitations and they need to be taught strict boundaries similar to the training we give them as they approach a street. Water is never to be approached without permission and a responsible person right there or in the water!
- Kerin Morgan, Owner of Morgan Swim School
- Learn to swim 2. Watch your children around water 3. safeguard water 4. Respect open water