You teach your kids their ABCs.
You give them healthy snacks and plenty of sunshine.
You show them how to ride a bike and cross the street.
You teach your kids so many essential life skills when they’re young.
Swimming should be one of them!
You’ve heard the horror stories about kids that drown because they don’t have the skill or confidence they need around water. Some are lucky, but sadly, most of them aren’t. Don’t become part of that tragic statistic.
Your kids have teachers or coaches for every skill from music to martial arts to running. They can make mistakes in any of those endeavors, but if they trip while they’re running, they’ll get a scraped knee. If something goes terribly wrong, they may break a bone. But if your child makes a mistake in the water, the consequences could be much more devastating.
No one thinks it will happen to them, but it only takes a second of distraction for a child to slip underwater without being noticed. Distraction doesn’t necessarily mean you’re looking at your phone. It can mean you’re getting a snack for a sibling. Putting on sunscreen. Talking to a friend.
Two children die every day from unintentional drowning
Drowning ranks 5th among the leading causes of unintentional death in the United States
The main factor that influences drowning risk is the lack of swimming ability
It’s just not possible to keep an eye on your child every moment they’re around water. Distractions occur because someone will get hungry, or you’ll get asked a question, or you’ll turn your head to look at something. That’s all it takes, because that’s how fast a child can slip under the water unnoticed.
But your pool has a lifeguard, you’re fine! Right?
Lifeguards save lives and we’re grateful for their service and skill! But even they can’t watch every child at every moment. And they won’t be at home pools. Or at the lake. Or on your boat. The best safety measure you can take is to teach your child how to swim so you never encounter a life-threatening situation.
Imagine total peace of mind when you go to the pool. Imagine going to the beach and actually relaxing. Imagine boat trips that are fun for the whole family.
Tragedy can strike in a matter of seconds, but if you equip your kids with the skills they need to stay safe around water, you won’t have to worry. Whether you’re at the beach, the pool or on a boat, you can feel confident that your children will stay safe and happy because you’ve given them the gift of learning how to swim.
Imagine the memories you’ll make!