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Keeping Safe In Water In The Summer

Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 04:13 PM CDT

Drowning is the number one cause of accidental death for kids under the age of five, and the number two cause for children ages 1-14.  Drowning is also preventable. 

The hot Texas summers are statistically the months where we see the most accidents occur, and knowing how to establishing layers of protection and recognize the signs of drowning are especially important for anyone who plans on taking kids out to enjoy the water.  While its primarily the responsibility of the adult to ensure a child’s safety, Kimery Duda, the founder of The Expedition School, is hoping to make Austin one of the safest places to recreate on the water, by arming kids with lifesaving skills.

Summer Camp at The Expedition School puts kids in real life scenarios where they learn basic rescue techniques, CPR, and basic first aid.  The hands on instruction with qualified lifeguards also teaches kids how to recognize when someone is in trouble.  Kimery says, "If you teach a kid how to save a life, that's with them for the rest of their lives."  The campers agree.  They all understand that you are never too young to help someone, and the introduction to lifesaving techniques, made them more confident in the water.   The Expedition School hopes that by providing lifesaving lessons in a fun environment, kids will be excited to learn, and share the information with friends and family, to make each day on the water a safe one.

For more information on The Expedition School, click here.

By Hunter Ellis

Keeping Safe In Water In The Summer


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