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Dr. Linda Quan: Safety in and near the water

Dr. Linda Quan, from the Seattle Children’s Hospital and the University of Washington School of Medicine, will be available for interviews on June 23rd, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. ET.

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Interview opportunity available: 

Thursday, June 23rd, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. ET

Pools and beaches in many parts of the United States are experiencing a lifeguard shortage, raising safety concerns in a country where nearly 4,000 people fatally drown each year.

Available Expert: 

Dr. Linda Quan is a pediatric emergency medicine physician at the Seattle Children’s Hospital and professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Quan can discuss topics including:

  • Drowning statistics in the United States;
  • Racial, socioeconomic, and gender disparities in swimming skills and drowning risks; and
  • What people should know about keeping themselves and their children safe – including:
    • when to start swim lessons and how long to stay enrolled;
    • the perils of pool parties, swimming after drinking alcohol, swimming without a lifeguard present, and other elevated-risk activities;
    • how to identify high-risk people in a family or group; and
    • what to do if someone is in trouble in the water.

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