Roy Blunt YMCA of Bolivar- Your ears will not prevent your child from drowning. There won’t be splashing or thrashing or coughing sounds. There will just be silence. The event will happen so quickly that later you will say, “They were just there.” Preventing drownings requires constant attention around water—it doesn’t matter if it’s a tub, a pool or a lake. Your attention is the most important factor in saving children from drowning deaths. Another tool to keep kids safe is to teach them to swim. In fact, the Y pioneered the development of group swimming lessons over one hundred years ago. They continue to teach over a million kids how to swim each year. In 2015 the Ozarks Regional YMCA was
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