Marco! Polo! Kid Safety at the Pool

Children are naturally curious, so it’s especially important to be careful with children around any body of water. According to the Centers for Disease Control, drowning is one of the top 10 causes of death for children in every region of the world. Most drownings in children under the age of 4 years happen in home swimming pools, whether at their own home or that of a friend, relative or neighbor. These guidelines can help protect children at the pool or near a lake or at the beach.

Pediatrician Amanda Kay, M.D., MPH discusses strategies including keeping kids at arm’s length, having designated water-watchers, learning CPR, and how to be COVID-wise this summer while having fun! Read more at