I have a healthy concern for children and water safety which comes from the perspective of both a mother and of a lawyer who has seen some of the worst that can happen. The Ultimate Guide to Swimming Safety For Kids is a good and thorough resource to familiarize yourself with, especially if you have young children.
So often we take for granted the safety of our children in the water because there is a life guard on duty or there are plenty of parents around. Sometimes the people we put our trust in to oversee our children in the water do not have the training, experience or tools to handle an emergency situation and that can have disastrous results. Knowledge, precautions and a healthy respect for what can happen very quickly could be what makes the difference for your children’s safety in the water.
Thanks to Jenny Silverstone and momlovesbest.com for putting all of these resources and helpful information in one place!