I’ve blogged about this before but it’s such an important issue I need to get the word out again. It appears as if a 6 year old boy in Greenwich, CT drowned over the weekend after becoming entrapped in the drain of an in-ground pool.
As parents, summer should be a time to look forward to, not to dread for fear of your child drowning. And while it’s up to us to closely monitor our children when they’re in the water, the government must put some standards in place for helping safeguard our children.
The Pool and Spa Safety Act (HR 1721) sponsored by U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D – Fla.) has beeen reintroduced to Congress. Last year, it failed by 9 votes — that’s inexcusable. We need to reach out to our representatives and let them know that our children’s safety is a top priority for us and needs to be for them as well.