Drowning isn’t as rare as you might think. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 3,536 fatal unintentional drownings on average each year from 2005 to 2014. Even near-drowning incidents can be costly, as they may cause brain injury or long-term disabilities. Follow water safety advice from lifeguards everywhere you go and do what you can to keep yourself and children out of harm’s way when it comes to spending time in the water.