Labor Day is one of the busiest beach, pool and boating weekends of the year, and with recent drownings in Lake Michigan, it’s more important than ever to be vigilant in and around the water.
Steve Karapetian owns Goldfish Swim School in Chicago, and says it is essential for families to take swim lessons and practice water safety.
“Drowning can be silent and quick, and it kills nearly 1,000 children every year. Drowning is the single leading cause of injury-related death among children ages 1 to 4. Many of these deaths occur when children are not expected to be swimming or when they have unanticipated access to water,” Karapetian said.See ABC 7 Chicago