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Sign Up Your Kids for Swimming Lessons.
Drowning is the leading cause of accidents and deaths in children. But kids aren't ready for formal swim instruction until they're 4 years old, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Until then, never allow babies or toddlers near a pool unsupervised—even for a minute. Most drownings occur in kids under 2 years old.