It takes only 1 inch of water to drown a toddler. Knowing where your children are, even older children, at all times, can help prevent them from drowning.
According to the Safe Kids campaign, the majority of children who drown in swimming pools were last seen in the home, were missing from sight for less than five minutes, and were in the care of one or both parents at the time of the drowning.
Identifying high-risk situations can help to keep your children safe. Some high-risk situations (at home, swimming, boating, wintertime) are outlined below.