Anyone can drown, and it only takes seconds, that is the message from AAP. The American Academy of Pediatrics once again validates that swimming lessons for toddlers 1-4 years old have been shown to decrease the risk of drowning in some children. However, swimming lessons will not “drown proof” a child, and supervision and precautions are still necessary. The article, found in AAP News, March 15, 2019, has tailored guidance for families key to drowning prevention: updated policy-3/19
by Sarah A. Denny, M.D., FAAP
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