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In 2010 the AAP revised it’s policy statement on drowning prevention based on new information and research regarding the possible benefit of swimming lessons for young children.
The study, “Association Between Swimming Lessons and Childhood Drowning,” published in the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, March, 2009, by Brenner et. al., concluded that, “Participation in formal swimming lessons was associated with an 88% reduction in the risk of drowning in the 1- to 4-year-old children…”
ISR agrees with the AAP that parents should take a multi-layered approach towards drowning prevention including pool barriers and parental supervision. Even if a child has completed swim lessons, parents must understand that no child is “drown-proof” and there is no replacement for active, effective parental supervision.