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DOH-Marion strongly encourages swimming lessons for children who don’t know how to swim. Between 2013 and 2022, the most recent year for which data is available, 18 children died in Marion County because of an accidental drowning. Of those, 15 were aged 4 or younger. Don’t wait till it’s too late. Click the link below to learn more about where to get swimming lessons for your youngster.

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