Drowning is the leading cause of death for children under 5, which is why more parents are choosing to start swimming lessons early. Some are starting even before their kids can walk.
One program here in the metro promises to teach babies and toddlers how to save themselves should they fall into a pool.
It’s a bit terrifying to watch at first, especially for parents looking on. “The first couple minutes you’re like, ‘What is happening!?'” said Haley Bobay, mom of two. “Some moms don’t watch. Some moms don’t look. They’re like, ‘I don’t want to see it.'”