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May 01, 2015

The weather is heating up and for many Floridians this means it's time to cool off in the pool. While a day of playing in the pool can be fun, injuries and illnesses due to water-related activities increase during this time of year. Waterproof Florida, a Florida Department of Health Injury Prevention Initiative encourages layers of protection that include supervision, barriers and emergency preparedness. 

“Water safety is everyone’s responsibility and education is the key to prevention. As a community we need to continue working together to spread the message" said Aaron Kissler, Administrator Florida Department of Health in Lake County.

 In Lake County, swimming lessons are being offered by the following groups: 

Help spread the word by getting involved and sharing information about pool safety. For more information, and to learn about the layers visit the website at