Pool experts give parents safety advice

As the spring turns into the summer season and kids begin to dive into oceans, lakes and pools, experts have one piece of advice for

NORWALK - As the spring turns into the summer season and kids begin to dive into oceans, lakes and pools, experts have one piece of advice for parents ? be careful.

Experts say it takes 30 seconds for a child to drown, so parents should keep a watchful eye on their sons and daughters.

In 2005, over 3,500 people nationwide died from drowning and more than one-fourth of those were 14 or younger, according to a recent study.

Experts recommend parents have a 4-foot fence surrounding a pool. Parents should also place alarms nearby. Experts also say parents should have a proper lock on a gate, and most importantly, give children swimming lessons.

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