Stay safe and happy in the water this Fourth of July Holiday and Beyond!

Keeping in the pool or lake is what summer's all about for many kids. But with children drowning on the rise, how do you get the family to slow down and make sure kids stay safe and happy in the water this Fourth of July holiday and beyond? The experts at the Middlesex YMCA say it just takes a few simple steps to save lives. 1. Be a Water Watcher. The number one rule around water: Parents and caregivers need to watch their kids. The Y suggests adults take turns as the designated "Water Watcher," whose only task is to watch kids in the water - without distraction. That means skipping the drinks, putting down the cellphone, and saving your books and magazines to read later, so you can truly fo

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