Drowning Prevention Experts
Making sure your little ones have the skills necessary to stay afloat in water will provide you with greater peace of mind throughout their lives. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), drowning is the leading cause of injury-related deaths in children aged one to four years. To combat these avoidable injuries and fatalities, the AAP recommends swim lessons for children starting at age one. By incorporating AAP recommendations into your child’s schedule and your own routine, you can safeguard the health and well-being of your children now and for many years to come.
Swim Lessons for Every Stage of Development
Learning to swim is an activity that every member of the family can enjoy. By sharing lesson time with your little one, you can also ensure the highest degree of confidence for yourself and your children during this activity. Teaching water safety is a critical step toward drowning prevention and toward ensuring a safer future for these treasured members of your family.
Establishing Rules for the Pool
If you have a swimming pool at your home, you should already have installed fencing and locks to keep your children out of these areas when you are not around. One of the most important drowning prevention tips for parents is never to leave your children alone where they can access swimming pools, wading pools or other sources of open water. Even buckets can be dangerous to smaller children who have been left unattended.
Safe at Home?
Bathrooms and kitchens can also pose drowning risks for babies, toddlers and younger children. Making sure that these areas are not accessible without adult supervision is the best way to protect your children from accidental drowning and other injuries that can occur in or around your home.
At Baby Otter Swim School, we offer swim instruction for students from eight months of age through adulthood. Our team uses the Turn, Kick, Reach™ method to achieve the fastest and most practical results. In just five lessons, we can provide your child with the basics of swimming to ensure that he or she is safer in the water. We work with each child to make sure the lessons are at the right level and that they provide the most effective protection against accidental drowning. Contact us today at 1-888-SWIM-KID (794-6543) to find the nearest location and to begin your own drowning prevention program today.