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Staying safe while keeping cool at the pool

Dr. Denise Dowd

Pools can provide some relief during our hot, Midwestern summers. But it's important to remember to stay safe in and around the water. Swimming lessons for kids can be a big help, as well as keeping young people supervised at the pool. 


  • Dr. Denise Dowd is a pediatric emergency physician and director of research for the emergency and urgent care divisions at Children's Mercy
  • Cody Newill is KCUR's digital editor and was a lifeguard for the YMCA from 2012 until 2014.

Hear the entire segment from KCUR's "Up to Date" here.

Learn more about water safety from The Center for Childhood Safety at Children's Mercy.