UNITED STATES - About a thousand American children die from drowning every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
But a new survey says many parents allow their kids to swim without supervision.
More than one-third of parents said they would allow their child to be in a home, hotel, or neighborhood pool without adult supervision.
One in seven said they would allow a child who cannot swim to be in the water unsupervised.
Experts strongly advise parents to closely watch their children at all times, even if they are good swimmers.