Friday, February 11, 2011

Pediatricians in Florida Support Swimming Lessons for Young Children

An article in Pool & Spa News reports that a Florida drowning-prevention initiative is expanding with the backing of pediatricians.

Pediatricians statewide soon will become part of an effort to promote water safety, including swim education and instruction for young children, as part of the Florida Drowning Prevention Task Force.

This comes on the heels of a major policy shift by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Last summer, the group reversed its long-held recommendation that children under age 4 should not be given swim lessons.

Read the full article here.