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Winter Water Safety Tips From Colin’s Hope

December 21, 2018 | Community Impact

Almost 30% of Texas children’s drownings happen during the colder months (October thru April). FOX 7 Austin‘s Dave Froehlich gives Alissa Magrum, Colin’s Hope Executive Director, the opportunity to speak to the need during a Safe Kids Austin spot.

Remember these simple tips as you pack for your holiday trips, and prepare for visitors:

  • Talk to your family to make a water safety plan.
  • Be mindful when you visit other people’s homes – How are their rules different than your own?
  • Keep your guard up.
  • Pay close attention and WATCH children around water, even when you’re not planning to swim.
  • Never leave a child unattended in bathtub, even for a few seconds.
  • Enroll in swim lessons and CPR training.

Wishing you a safe and happy holiday season!

The Colin’s Hope Team