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Parents Preventing Childhood Drowning Presents: Sunday Survival Stories: Set Up For Success

Every Sunday, we will share a story of a non-fatal drowning, discuss where things went wrong, and give some pointers on how to prevent it from happening to the people you love. Thankfully, these stories have happy endings for those involved, but sadly, we lose too many people to drowning every year. We hope examining these real-life stories help put the dangers of water into perspective and help you introduce various principles of water safety to your family!

Even our every day heroes find themselves in dangerous life or death situations they didn’t see coming, like today’s story about a cop who unexpectantly found himself saving a partner from a drowning.

Now while you may never find yourself in a position of responsibility for protecting the Prime Minister or the President, you will most likely find yourself in a position of responsibility for other very important people- your children, family, friends- who you are out swimming with.

Much like police officers, lifeguards, and firefighters who go through extensive training to prepare for whatever circumstances they might find themselves in, you should prepare for a potential drowning. Take CPR classes. Participate in regular swim lessons. Make sure you can float. Attend a boating safety course. There are many options for you and family members to be prepared before a water incident occurs.

Don’t wait for an accident to react. Prepare for water safety today to prevent a drowning tomorrow. Have fun, be safe, and set yourself up for success!

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