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Accidental drowning: children and seniors are the first victims

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Public Health France has published the 4th results of the 2018 Noyades survey, carried out between June 1 and August 30. Accidental drownings in the majority of cases. But what are the solutions to recommend? We present to you the solutions of Swim Stars.

The alarming observation of accidental drownings

The least we can say is that there is an urgent need to act against accidental drownings. Because children and seniors are the first victims.

The fall into the water in private family swimming pools, children under 6 represent the majority of deaths in 77% of cases. As a result, the number of drownings in this age group has almost doubled in 3 years, from 180 drownings in 2015 (for 23 deaths) to 322 drownings today (for 22 deaths).

For seniors, 65 years and over, accidental drownings are often due to discomfort, recklessness, or not knowing how to swim well. There are 213 (for 77 deaths).

We cannot repeat it enough. But a child who cannot swim must be accompanied by an adult in the water. And this is also true for an adult in difficulty.

The best prevention against accidental falls is surveillance.

Swim Stars a d’autres solutions

  • For children under 6 years old

Chez Swim Stars, we recommend that children from 3 years old be familiarized with the program AUTO-RESCUE®.

The child first learns to save himself by developing survival reflexes in the event of an accidental fall in water :

– Plank to clear the airways and move around
– Go back to the edge of the pool and ask for help
– Get out of the water alone or call for help

Indeed, thanks to this program, the child will be able to acquire an autonomy essential to his safety in the aquatic environment.

These basics will then allow him to learn to swim with swimming lessons. LEARNING from 5 years old, then PERF from the age of 6.

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