Preventing Drowning and Promoting Water Safety

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Childhood Swimming Classes at Baby Otter Swim School

Between 2015 and 2017, about 6,400 children were treated each year for non-fatal drowning incidents. Almost 1,000 children lost their lives to drowning in 2017. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, childhood swimming classes should begin at one year of age. This can significantly reduce the risk of drowning for even the youngest children and will provide parents with added peace of mind and confidence about the safety of their children throughout their lives.

Making Water Safety a Family Affair

The American Academy of Pediatrics also recommends that parents should also take swimming lessons if they do not already know how to swim. Installing fences and other barriers between children and home swimming pools is absolutely necessary to prevent accidental drownings. Because children can drown in a very small amount of water, supervision is always required around bathtubs, puddles, irrigation ditches, ponds and pools. Toilet locks are also recommended as a safety measure for children aged five and younger.

The Turn-Kick-Reach Method

Childhood swimming classes can be a lifesaving investment for your children. Since 1976, the turn-kick-reach method has been used to teach even the youngest children how to swim. Working with a company or swim teacher who uses this method can provide the basic skills for babies, toddlers and older students in much less time. Turn-kick-reach teaches children to turn toward the place where they fell into the water, to kick their feet and to reach for the side of the pool or other body of water. This can help children to act effectively to protect themselves against drowning after they fall into water accidentally.

Contact Us for Childhood Swimming Classes

The experts at Baby Otter Swim School can provide you with the childhood swimming classes you need to keep your children safer around water. We work with you to provide the most effective help in teaching children lifesaving strategies that they can use throughout their lives. To learn more about the services we offer or to schedule a session for your family or your community, call us at 1-888-794-6543. At Baby Otter Swim School, we are committed to teaching water safety to protect children and adults from the risks of drowning.