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No time to be casual about pool safety

After losing her two-year-old daughter in a home pool drowning in 2017, Chantal Kerlin is sharing her story to encourage parents to educate themselves around pool safety.

“Owning a pool comes with huge responsibility. Just like wearing a seat belt in a car, if you have a pool you need to have all the safety checks in place including a compliant pool barrier and gate”—Chantal Kerlin.

Starship Children’s Health director Dr Mike Shepherd says that even if children survive drownings, they can suffer life-long problems.

“At least once a month a child is sustaining a brain injury as result of drowning—some kill kids, some leave kids brain damaged with life-long problems, and the lucky ones escape without injury,” he says.

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