Madison families learn about water safety as temperatures warm up

MADISON (WKOW) — May is National Drowning Month and Saturday swimmers in Madison learned what to do if someone gets in trouble in the water.

SwimWest hosted a free training to teach kids about safety in and around the pool.

There was also a jump house, tattoos and a free swim.

Organizers say water safety is important to remember as summer is right around the corner.

“Drowning is unfortunately a leading cause of death and accidents, especially for children,” said Dawn Peterson of SwimWest. “It’s totally preventable, as long as supervision is there and parents are watching. There’s also other layers of protection families can use to keep their kids safe around water.”

Earlier in the week, SwimWest provided kids with life jackets.

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