Enjoy fun in the water this summer, but be safe

2 people drown in Montana each year.

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) would like to encourage everyone to stay healthy and safe while having fun in the water this summer.

Just 2.5 hours of water-based, or other forms of physical activity per week, has health benefits for everyone. Each of us plays a role in preventing illnesses and injuries linked to the water we share and swim in, this summer and year-round.

Contrary to popular belief, drowning can happen quickly and silently. In the short amount of time it takes to go grab a towel, about 10 seconds, a child can bec...

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