Swim lessons are proven to reduce the risk of drowning by up to 88%, INCLUDING for children ages 1-4. In the Spring of 2018, Levi's parents decided to wait until he was 4 years old to enroll him in swim lessons. Six weeks later, his mom pulled him off of the bottom of the pool. He will never turn 4 years old; please do not wait on swim lessons.
In an updated policy on drowning, the American Academy of Pediatrics states:
"High-quality swim lessons provide more experiential training, including swimming in clothes, falling in, and practicing self-rescue."
Drowning can happen to anyone, and it can happen in seconds.
All children need to learn to swim.
HOW to CHOOSE?
All swim lessons are NOT created equally.
Choose HIGH QUALITY lessons, especially for children just learning to swim. The focus should be on SURVIVAL and not fun. A healthy respect for water could save their lives.
SWIM LESSON OPTIONS:
If your child has been in lessons for months and has not made progress or still requires a floatation device, please consider changing programs. Expect more from your swim lessons.
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EVERYONE needs to wear a life jacket in open water. Strong swim skills are no match for natural water (lakes, rivers, oceans). Teenage boys are especially at risk.