Florida’s leading cause of death for children under 5 years of age is unintentional drowning. Florida leads the nation in drownings for ages one to four. While these statistics are heartbreaking, they are avoidable for the most part.
Swimming lessons are incredibly important, especially in Highlands County where lakes, canals and pools are in almost every neighborhood. Classes are offered at the Lake Placid High School pool. Affordable and convenient, six week sessions are available at a cost of $25 per session.
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