Accidents parents should watch out for when their children go to swimming

Many parents send their children to swimming lessons so they can avoid water accidents. But actually swimming lessons also potential accidents for children that parents should know to prevent.

Drowned drowning

There have been instances when a child has been rescued by an adult and may have been able to speak clearly but die shortly thereafter. This is also known as secondary drowning, or dry drowning.

According to experts, this phenomenon of drowning will happen to children within 72 hours after swimming, almost drowning, even when taking a long bath or choking water at home. Because just a mouthful of water spills into the lungs, it can still make it difficult for the lungs to supply oxygen, pulmonary edema, respiratory failure, leading to drowning.

Therefore, when children bathe for too long, choke water or are saved on shore, parents should observe carefully and pay attention to the following symptoms:

– Children seem too tired

– Children find it hard to breathe

– In addition, the expression also lies in the child is irritable and uncomfortable.

Within 72 hours, take the child to the hospital immediately.

Pulmonary edema

Acute pulmonary edema occurs when a child chokes, inhaling water while swimming. This water will collect in the lungs, leading to pulmonary edema. At first, parents will not see any abnormal symptoms. But after that, the child will have difficulty breathing, leading to death.

Therefore, parents send their children to swim, please observe carefully, do not ignore any expression when your child choke water.


This is an accident that often happens because the child warms up and warms his body before swimming. Or due to electrolyte disorders, such as blood calcium or blood potassium due to excessive sweating. When cramping, if parents do not detect early, children easily die from drowning.

Therefore, before taking children to swim, parents should consider the health status of children is normal and healthy or not. Avoid tired children, or not start enough when swimming, easily lead to cramps.

Heat shock

Children are more susceptible to heat stroke when they swim in the summer or early afternoon when the temperature is too high. Because when swimming at this time, children are susceptible to fatigue due to severe weather, may also suffer from sunburn, exhausting the body. Let your child go swimming in the morning, when the temperature is still stable.

With these potential accidents, parents need to be very careful when sending their children to swim. Don’t be subjective that you have a swimming teacher or you have a lifebuoy. Because actually, even a little neglected, a mouthful of water can still kill you. Therefore, please observe and watch children carefully!