May is National Water Safety Month

May is National Water Safety Month

As May is National Water Safety Month, it is crucial to raise awareness about the importance of water safety and drowning prevention. At Baby Otter Swim School, we are passionate about equipping children with the necessary skills to stay safe in and around the water. Our renowned Baby Otter Swim Program is designed to cater to children of all ages, offering a comprehensive approach to water safety education. Join us in celebrating National Water Safety Month and discover how our Turn, Kick, Reach® program can empower children to react appropriately in water-related emergencies.


The Turn, Kick, Reach® Method:


Our signature Turn, Kick, Reach® program focuses on teaching young children the fundamental actions to take if they accidentally fall into water. Through a simple three-step process, children learn to respond swiftly and effectively:

  • Turn: The child is trained to turn their body towards the direction from which they fell into the water. This initial action helps them orient themselves and face the potential source of assistance.
  • Kick: Next, children are taught to kick their feet, propelling themselves forward toward the edge of the pool or body of water. The kicking motion helps them move closer to safety.
  • Reach: Finally, children reach their arms forward and grasp onto the side of the pool or any available rescue aid. This action provides them with stability and support until help arrives.

Parental Involvement for Optimal Results

Parents play a crucial role in their child’s water safety journey. By actively participating in the swimming lessons, parents can build trust and enhance their child’s confidence in the water. This collaborative approach strengthens the bond between parent and child while reinforcing the skills learned during the program. Together, we can prevent accidental drowning incidents and ensure the best possible outcomes for families in Florida and across the nation.


Raising Awareness for Drowning Prevention Month:


May is designated as National Water Safety Month, providing a unique opportunity to raise awareness about drowning prevention and water safety. As advocates for water safety, we encourage you to join us in spreading awareness through various channels:


  • Social Media Campaigns: Share informative posts, infographics, and videos on social media platforms to educate your friends, family, and followers about water safety tips and the importance of swimming lessons.


  • Community Events: Organize or participate in local events that promote water safety. Collaborate with schools, community centers, and other organizations to host workshops, demonstrations, or fundraisers dedicated to drowning prevention.


  • Educational Programs: Reach out to schools, daycares, and recreational centers to offer educational programs on water safety. This can include presentations, interactive activities, and distribution of educational materials.
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May is National Water Safety Month: Empowering Children with Life-Saving Skills

Prioritize the safety of our children by investing in their water safety education. Baby Otter Swim School’s Turn, Kick, Reach® program is suitable for children of all ages, providing them with life-saving skills in just five 30-minute lessons. Together, we can create a culture of water safety, prevent drowning incidents, and ensure a brighter future for our children. Join Baby Otter Swim School in raising awareness during National Water Safety Month and empowering children with the essential skills to stay safe in and around water. Contact us today to learn more about our program and take the first step toward a water-safe community.