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By Alene Endter
Special to Valley News 

Get educated on swimming pool safety


Last updated 4/7/2018 at 11:43am


These children are looking forward to their swimming lessons.

As the lovely sunlit days of spring in Southern California give way to the stifling heat of summer, a sparkling swimming pool becomes a draw for people of all ages. Warm afternoons and evenings signal an opportunity for family and friends to gather for playtime at the pool, where loved ones can cool off and unwind both in and out of the water.

In too many cases, however, joyful activity turns to sudden tragedy. A beautiful backyard pool can become an unrelenting reminder of endless heartache and grief when a drowning occurs.

In states where pools are numerous, there are more fatalities to...

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