Water safety advocate from Greenwich urges new pool owners to ‘make it safer for your family’
With more and more pools under construction by families seeking at-home recreation during the COVID-19 pandemic, a national water-safety advocate from Greenwich is joining with other parents who have been impacted by accidental drownings to make safety a priority at poolside get-togethers.
Karen Cohn, of Greenwich, held a teleconference last week with other parents and a congresswoman to alert new pool owners about the safety risks that they can pose to youngsters. The national spike in new pool construction in the past year should be accompanied by a rise in water-safety awareness, said Cohn, who lost her 6-year-old son, Zachary, to a pool-related accident in 2007.
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