‘World’s Largest Swimming Lesson’ could save lives


2-KATE:THE WARM SUMMER WEATHER MEANS MANY FAMILIES WILL BE HEADING TO NEARBY POOLS TO COOL OFF.2-JOHN:SWIMMING IS MORE THAN JUST SOMETHING FUN TO DO — IT’S A SKILL THAT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE.TODAY THOUSANDS OF FAMILIES AT POOLS AROUND THE WORLD WILL COME TOGETHER FOR THE EIGHTH ANNUAL “WORLD’S LARGEST SWIMMING LESSON”ALICIA INNS IS LIVE AT ONE OF THE LOCAL POOLS PARTICIPATING WITH THE GOAL OF TODAY’S BIG SWIM.ALICIA:GOOD MORNING!WE ARE HERE AT THE CAT HOLLOW POOL IN ROUND ROCK…IN JUST A FEW HOURS, THIS PLACE WILL BE FILLED WITH KIDS LEARNING HOW TO SWIM.JOINING ME THIS MORNING TO TALK ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF ALL OF THIS IS ANDREW PERROW, AQUATICS SPECIALIST FOR THE BRUSHY CREEK PARKS AND REC DEPARTMENT. TELL ME ABOUT TODAY — BECAUSE THE MESSAGE SOUNDS LIKE IT’S TRULY ABOUT PREVENTION.HOW BENEFICIAL ARE SWIMMING LESSONS WHEN IT COMES TO KIDS MAYBE JUMPING INTO THE POOL, A SITUATION THEY MAY NOT BE COMFORTABLE WITH?TELL ME HOW TODAY IS GOING TO WORK… ALICIA:THE KIDS WILL START DOING SOME LESSONS AT 8:00 HERE AND THEN THE ACTUAL LARGEST SWIMMING DAY KICKS OFF AT 10:00 AMIT’S ALSO HAPPENING IN LAKEWAY AND AT ALL SCHLITERBANS I HAVE ALL THE INFO FOR YOU AT NEXT HOUR– PARENTS…YOUR JOB AS IMPORTANT AS KIDS LEARNING HOW TO SWIM.I HAVE TIPS FOR YOU AT 6:30KATE…KATE:GOING IN-DEPTH, A LOCAL DOCTOR TELLS KXAN, CHILDREN BETWEEN THE AGES OF ONE AND FOUR ARE AT THE BIGGEST RISK OF DROWNING. HOWEVER IT ISN’T THE ONLY THREAT IN THE WATER.EARLIER THIS MONTH, A FOUR YEAR OLD DIED FROM DRY DROWNING.THAT’S BECAUSE HIS LUNGS FILLED UP WITH WATER.DOCTORS SAY SYMPTOMS OF “DRY DROWNING” USUALLY HAPPEN WITHIN FOUR TO SIX HOURS.WHILE IT IS RARE, YOU SHOULD WATCH FOR SYMPTOMS INCLUDING A COUGH OR CHOKE THAT ISN’T GOING AWAY.ALSO ANY

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