According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 10 people a day die from unintentional non-boating related drownings and many are children ages 14 and under.
Learning to swim is a life-saving skill especially in Florida.
The city of Miami Beach is offering free learn to swim classes to kids from 6 months to 5 years old.
Classes for Aqua Babies (6 months to 2 years) begin Aug. 26 and Sept. 30. There are five free classes in each series, running 9:45-10:15 am Saturdays and Sundays at Flamingo Park and Normandy Isle pools.
Classes for Infants & Toddlers (6 months to 5 years) begin Sept. 5 through Nov. 30 and March 6, 2018 through May 31, 2018. They run from 10-10:45 am Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Scott Rakow Center.
For more info, call 305-673-7000 ext 2531.