Drowning is the leading cause of death in children under 5 in the state of Florida.
Studies show that although 90 percent of parents say they supervise their children while swimming, many acknowledge that they engage in other distracting activities at the same time. Distracting activities include talking, eating, reading or taking care of another child. Even a near-drowning episode can have lifelong consequences. Kids who survive a near-drowning may have brain damage, and after four to six minutes under water the damage is usually irreversible.
In the wake of recent water related incidents nationwide…