According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, a child can drown in the time that is takes to answer a phone. Only 19 percent of Americans are aware that drowning is the leading cause of accidental death among children under five.

Although the summer months are saying goodbye, the threat of drowning is always prevalent.

Eighty-six percent of children who die from drowning are found after ten minutes. Nearly all those who require CPR die, or are left with severe brain injuries. Those under the age of five, and adolescents between 15 and 24, have the highest drowning rates.

To help educate the public, Crawfish Aquatics Swim School in Prairieville had a Water Safety Day on November 2.

"This is our second safety day overall," Gabby May, who works at Crawfish Aquatics, said. "Our first year was at our Siegen location. This is the first one at our Prairieville location. We're expecting about 50 people to come. We'll be showing life jacket demos, teaching who should be watching, and how to react to different situations. There will also be an open CPR class. However, this class does not get you certified."

Crawfish Aquatics also works with the Safer 3 Water Safety Foundation to help educate to eliminate drowning. The foundation focuses on safer water, safer people, and safer response. This is done by helping people recognize risks and implement strategies to reduce, and manage, those risks.

It is estimated that for each drowning death, one to four nonfatal submersions are serious enough to result in hospitalization. If children still require CPR once they reach an emergency department, their prognosis is poor. Half of survivors suffer significant neurologic impairment.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, a child can drown in the time that is takes to answer a phone. Only 19 percent of Americans are aware that drowning is the leading cause of accidental death among children under five.

So, what can we do? Always swim with a buddy. Follow the rules. Have supervisors nearby. Wear a life jacket if you are not a strong swimmer. Enroll your children, or yourself, in swimming classes. It is never too late to learn, or to take preventative measures.

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