Drownings Prompt Water Safety Advice

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

It's summer time, and that means many kids are out of school and diving into a pool or ocean to cool off.

But along with the fun of swimming, it's important to also remember the dangers.

Within the past week there's been several drownings in our state, including one on Sunday where a 14 year old drowned at a pool party in Roanoke Rapids.

Supervisor for Greenville Aquatics and Fitness Center, Mike Godwin says swimming lessons are important not only to teach your children to swim, but also to get them prepared for an emergency situation.

The Greenville Aquatics and Fitness Center was recently voted number one in the state and 20th in the U.S. on a list of the 2009 Top Aquatics Programs, according to the United States Water Fitness Association.

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