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Old 06-29-2011, 03:25 PM
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This was presented at a safety meeting recently and is something for all of us to bear in mind. We have had eight drownings so far this year just in our river.

Worth your time to read this through

http://gcaptain.com/drowning/?10981
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Good read, thanks.
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Yes indeed thats exactly what my 3 year old does in the pool since she cannot swim yet. We are giving her swimming lessons twice a week now.
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If you see someone go under once it will stick with you.

watched my daughter go under, was right next to her, and since then I watch my two kids like a hawk.

swimming lessons start for both of them next week. PITA to get them in, been waiting for months
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Interesting read. Thanks for sharing.
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Very useful free bump
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that should be required reading for anyone on the water, thanks.
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good read, thank you.
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that should be required reading for anyone on the water, thanks.
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Soooo true!
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Thankyou for the post. That is good reading. I recently purchased a weekend lake home and the kids (6 and 8) love it. The drowning hazard scares the hell out of me. Information is a powerful thing.
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