When people picture what it looks like to drown, many see a cartoon-like image of someone wildly flailing their arms and splashing while bobbing about in the middle of a pool or a lake. What people don’t realize is that drowning is almost always nearly silent, and it doesn’t take a large body of water for it to happen, nor does it always happen while people are actually in the pool and swimming together.
We understand as a survival swim school our responsibility to provide children in the community with not only the life-saving skills necessary to survive in the water, but to provide them with a deep love and appreciation for the water. So what is wrong with Puddle Jumpers? They are coast guard approved and designed to keep your child safer in the water…but do they!?
It’s been amazing to watch how quickly my 4yo has picked up on the swim-float-swim technique.
Year-round swimming is one of the best investments you can make in your child. One of the comments we frequently hear from a parent is, “This is his/her first time back in the pool since last summer!”
Most often parents expect their child to pick up where they left off, just like riding a bike, but with children who are learning to swim, consistency and practice are essential. Swimming lessons are the best investment you can make in your child’s success as a swimmer.