As we navigate our new normal as a City and identifying ways to enjoy the summer, many families have decided to purchase backyard swimming pools for their children to enjoy. The Naperville YMCA believes it is never too young to start swimming, but safety must be a priority. No matter how big or small the pool is, children around water can be dangerous and safety should be the priority.

The YMCA encourages parents to take an active role in fostering a relationship between their children and swimming – beginning with water safety. Parents and caregivers should understand the risks related to drowning.

The following are safety tips to practice when in and around the water:

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SOURCE ( Erika Wood / Positively Naperville )