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QUIZ: Parents, how much do you know about kids' water safety?

Swimming lessons can be a powerful tool to prevent drowning.
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Swimming lessons can be a powerful tool to prevent drowning.

One of the joys of summer is taking your kids for a dip in the pool or the ocean on a hot day. But as refreshing and fun as water can be, it can also be dangerous.

Although drowning is preventable, it is the No. 1 cause of death for children ages 1 to 4 in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And it’s the second-leading cause of death for kids ages 5 to 14.

Take our quiz to test your knowledge on the subject. Then listen to our episode, “These water safety tips can save lives,” for more guidance.

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