Pools can be silent killer for kids

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YMCA Aquatics Director Chris Pinto says that it only takes 10 to 20 seconds for a child to get in trouble in the water.

“When you’re not 100 percent vigilant on your swimmers, then they need to get out of the pool and wait for you to get back,” Pinto said.

Chris says that you won’t even hear your child cry for help when they’re in danger, because they can’t.

“Some early warning signs would be inability to respond verbally. That means that they’re already in the drowning process, and water is already in their throat,” Pinto said.

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