Summer has well and truly arrived, and we all know the best way to cool off on a hot arvo is by jumping in the backyard pool!
But with 18 child deaths by drowning last year, it's important to understand your role in keeping children and others safe around water this season and throughout the year.
Aussie legend Laurie Lawrence caught up with Leigh this morning to talk about the importance of water safety this summer.
Kids who have lessons early - it builds their social, emotional, physical, intellectual gap. They're smarter, they're better co-ordinated, they're healthier, and more importantly, they are safer from having swimming lessons.
- Laurie Lawrence
Listen to Leigh's full chat with Laurie Lawrence below:
Head to kidsalive.com.au for more information!