Preventing Infant Drowning Deaths Through Training

Preventing Infant Drowning Deaths Through Training (Photo courtesy Infant Swim Resource)
Preventing Infant Drowning Deaths Through Training (Photo courtesy Infant Swim Resource)

Drowning is the leading cause of death for infants between the age of one and four. But staff with the Sheridan Recreation District are hoping to provide training to the youngest of youngsters and give them the basic skills to survive if they fall into a pool or another body of water.

Jamie Ostermeyer, aquatics specialist for the Kendrick Pool, explains what certification she's trying to achieve through a national program.

She says with the community's support in paying for her certification would mean year-round classes specifically to train kids between six months old and six years old what to do in a potentially life threatening scenario in the water.

For more information or to offer your feedback about Ostermeyer's potential certification, call the Sheridan Recreation District at 674-6421 or send her an email at aquatics@sheridanrecreation.com.

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