Should you enroll your infant in swimming lessons?

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on July 2, 2013 at 4:03 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 8 at 2:30 PM

Would your baby know what to do if he or she fell into a pool?

The Infant Swimming Resource program teaches kids as young as six months old how to float.

Amberlee Hewett took the class almost 30 years ago. Her daughter, Lawson, is enrolled in the class today.

"She actually fell in the deep end. We were watching her; we kind of let her do it to see what would happen, and she rolled right over and swam to the side," Hewett said.

Drowning is the number-one cause of non-injury death for children between one and four years old.

Experts say that even if the child has had lessons, there is no substitute for adult supervision at the pool.

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