At what age did your child learn to swim?
Posted On March 22, 2021
Swimming pools, pools and lakes attract many children to splash around, jump and swim in the water. But it also harbors great dangers. Drowning is the leading cause of death in children under the age of five and the second leading cause of death in older children after traffic accidents. Although the number of drowned people in Austria has fallen enormously since the 1970s, 40 people still drown each year, including five children, and as many children survive swimming accidents with severe impairments. For this reason, it is important that children learn to swim.