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Swimming lessons: 10 things parents should know

By: Claire McCarthy, MD, Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publishing Before going any further, hereís the main thing parents should know about swimming lessons: all children should have them. Every day, about 10 people die from drowning. Swimming lessons canít prevent all of those deaths, but they can prevent a lot of them. A child doesnít need to be able to swim butterfly or do flip turns, but the ability to get back to the…

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