As the weather gets warmer, thoughts go to cooling off in the ocean or pool. But with water sports come safety concerns, and young children are particularly vulnerable to drowning.
Thankfully, Tallahassee has multiple opportunities for swim lessons for all ages, including the Tallahassee Swim School and AquaMobile Swim School, whose instructors make house calls for those with a backyard pool.
Remember, drowning can occur regardless of skill level, so it’s important to stay vigilant. Also, be aware of dry drowning, when water is inhaled into the lungs, which can cause drowning up to 24 hours after submersion in water.