RALEIGH, N.C. -- Summer is coming closer, which means swimming season is coming right alongside it.

Swim schools around the Triangle are doing what they can to teach kids water safety before summer starts. It's a crucial issue for kids. The Center for Disease Control says drowning is one of the top ten leading causes of death for children in every region of the world.

Goldfish Swim School opened on the Raleigh/Wake Forest border in January. Owner Shannon Stefansky says more than 600 parents have signed up for swim lessons in that short time frame.

"As soon as your baby can hold its head up, we can teach them water safety," said Stefansky. "We want people to know to keep their eyes on the water at all times. Water safety is a big issue, so we want parents to understand that."

Some swim schools are teaching kids as young as four months about the water.

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