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Adult supervision advised for swimming children

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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.