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Teaching tots to swim could save lives

March 2, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
The CDC says of all the 1 to 4 years olds who died in 2006, more than a quarter died from drowning. It remains the second leading cause of unintentional death in this age group. The American Academy of Pediatrics does not recommend swimming lessons for infants and toddlers, but new research suggests starting young can save lives.