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Posted on: July 26, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Rise in Near Drownings in League City This Year

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It’s been a hot summer in League City and residents of all ages are cooling off in swimming pools. Kids especially love pool time, which means parents and caretakers need to be extremely vigilant when a child is in the pool. Within the last year, there have been nine near-drownings among children in League City. Sadly, drowning is the leading cause of death in children ages one to four. Last month, EMS crews arrived on the scene of a six-year-old boy who was in critical condition from a near-drowning. After EMS treated him on the scene, he received extensive medical care during a prolonged hospital stay. He was recently released and is expected to make a full recovery.

To help protect our city’s children during the summer swim season, Fire Chief Mike Lugo has provided some important pool safety tips all parents and caretakers should follow.

One of his top tips is getting your child enrolled in swim lessons. Fall swim lessons are offered by League City’s Parks and Recreation department. The YMCA also offers swim lessons for children.

Youth Swim Lessons with Parks & Rec

When: Mondays & Wednesdays, September 7 to October 3 
Times: 5:30 p.m., 6:10 p.m., and 6:50 p.m. 
Ages: 5 to 14 years
Cost: Residents: $50 | Non-residents: $75 
Registration: August 3 for residents | August 21 for non-residents
Location: Hometown Heroes Pool 

Register for swim lessons on the Parks and Rec website at leaguecity.com/parks

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