Summer has officially started, and fun in the sun often involves fun around the water. Keep these 10 safety tips in mind when you and your children are boating, swimming or anywhere near the water. Remember, it only takes one minute for a child to drown. 10 Tips for Water Safety When boating, wear a […]
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May 24, 2012 – CBS DFW Ch. 11 talks with Kristen Beckworth, Children’s Injury Prevention Specialist, about the importance of water safety, drowning hazards and rescue equipment. The interview took place during the May 24, 2012 Q & A phone bank provided to answer questions on swimming safety.
It started out as a typical day at Makayla Mayes’ McKinney home in November 2009, though things changed quickly. Makayla’s mom, Brittany, was pulling clothes out of the washing machine while 2-year-old Makayla played nearby. But as soon as Mom turned her back, the toddler crawled through the doggy door and into the backyard. When […]
Too many children in Texas have drowned this year – 62 to be exact. And that number doesn’t even include those who have nearly drowned, like 2-year-old Mitch Kinder. Perfect swimming weather is coming our way for Labor Day weekend, and there’s no doubt that kids will be jumping at the chance to take one […]
>In Texas, swimming pools are synonymous with summer. Chances are, trips to the community or country club pool, or even days at a local water park are on your family’s hot weather “to-do” list. As temperatures begin to soar, the clear-looking water becomes more and more alluring. But wait. What exactly is in the water? […]