Summer may not officially begin until June 21, but the weather is getting warm and pool time is here! Before you let the kids loose for all the water fun, remember that drowning really is silent. Here's some very important information on how to keep your kids safe around water this summer. 

Today I read a story about one family's near-drowning experience on Today Parents  and it shook me to the core.  We know we have to watch our kids like a hawk around water, but reading about how fast drowning can happen terrifies me. My family spends our summers around water at our cottage on the lake. I know how fast my 19 month old daughter can get into trouble if I turn my back for one second. I will be memorizing this information, and perhaps you should too.