LaShana McGee, of Piper, Kan., stands in the shallow end of the pool at he Providence YMCA/Ball Family Center in Kansas City, Kan., with her 9-year-old daughter, KayLynn, who takes swimming lessons at the facility.
Credit Mike Sherry / The Hale Center for Journalism
July is here and with it come picnics, fireworks, and trips to the local swimming hole. As the holiday weekend approaches, families throughout the Kansas City area are seeking relief from the heat at pools, lakes and rivers. But with a series of recent swimming-related accidents in the region, what should you know about summer safety?
On Tuesday's Up to Date we discuss staying safe in and out of the water - whether you're working on your tan or enjoying a dip.
Daily highs have hovered at or near the 100 degree mark for more than a week. The sweaty days are expected will continue through the weekend. The heat can be dangerous, but many people are finding ways to avoid the high temperatures.