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Keep Your Kids Safe in the Water. Here's How

SUNDAY, July 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Trips to the beach or a pool add to summer's fun, but parents need to ensure that children are safe in and around the water.

Masks and social distancing are a must this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. And kids must be supervised even if they're able to swim, experts at the Children's Hospital Los Angeles said.

Two-thirds of drowning deaths occur in the summer -- between May and August -- and most occur on the weekends.

The hospital offered parents the following swimming safety guidelines:

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The American Academy of Pediatrics has more on children and summer safety.

SOURCE: Children's Hospital Los Angeles, news release, June 26, 2020

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