Floaties Won’t Prevent Drowning, But These 10 Things Might

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Floaties Won’t Prevent Drowning, But These 10 Things Might

Floaties are one of the number one go-to’s for parents who are looking to try to keep their children safe in the water. Every year companies come out with new ones which are very cute and enticing. But they provide us with a false sense of security that our children will be safe swimming on their own. The truth of the matter is that floaties, no matter how well made, won’t prevent drowning. And they cannot be relied upon by parents as life-saving devices.

My two older children learned to swim with a fantastic swim instructor. Among many other credentials, Tammy Van Embden is a 16+ year USA level swim coach and ASCA member. Tammy is also Red Cross CPR certified instructor. Tammy shared with me why floaties won’t prevent drowning and ten things that might.

Why Floaties WON’T Prevent Drowning

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