Experts urge parents to get their kids started in swimming lessons

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With temperatures rising, it’s only a matter of time before local pools and lakes are filled with central Ohioans.As many begin thinking about the warmer temperatures, local aquatic experts are urging parents to introduce swimming lessons to their youngsters.According to the Centers for Disease Control, drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death for children between ages one and four. Researchers have also determined the United States averages 10 drownings per day. Chris Tamasovich, Aquatics Director with the YMCA, says establishing an initial interaction with water is crucial in establishing long term success with swimming lessons.“We see it is so much harder to introduce water to children that get a little bit older and aren’t comfortable...

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Experts urge parents to get their kids started in swimming lessons

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