Experts say swimming lessons the best way to prevent drowning in kids

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When a child begins swimming lessons should be based on a child’s exposure to water, maturity, physical limitations and health concerns, U.S. officials say.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says participation in formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by as much as 88 percent among young children age 1-4, who are at greatest risk of drowning.

The American Academy of Pediatrics supports swimming lessons as young as age 1.

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