Summer is here and across Louisiana, pools are opening and young swimmers are hearing the call of our lakes, rivers, and bayous. Swimming season has barely begun and already, we have had a number of water-related deaths. This is tragic and it happens far too often. As a nation, each year we lose some 4,000 children to drowning. The risk is highest for children under the age of five and teens and young adults. Nearly one-fifth of all drownings involving children take place in public pools with certified lifeguards present.