According to Penny Shaw, a child safety expert and coordinator of Safe Kids of the Piedmont, summer can also be a dangerous time for drowning. She describes it as "the 100 deadliest days of the year."
She tells parents who own a swimming pool to make sure someone is watching the children at all times and that they should also know where their children are at all times, whether they are in or around the pool.
According to Paul Bradley, a firefighter and paramedic, children can drown in less than two feet of water. He said children who can't swim and will be around water should wear a floatation device. Kids who can't swim at all should stay farther from the water. Bradley reminds parents to immediately call 911 in any life-threatening situation. Chloe Salsameda "Experts remind parents of safety tips ahead of summer" https://www.wspa.com/news/local-news/experts-remind-parents-of-safety-tips-ahead-of-summer/ (May 11, 2022).