SwimWays’ Swim Steps program is a three-step approach that features swim-training aids specially designed to help parents teach kids to swim at home. We actually used their products last summer and Evan has successfully learned how to swim. Isabella is a little more cautious in the water and is still on Step 2. I hope to teach her how to swim this summer so that if she were to ever fall in, she could get to the side.
These facts make me want to start teaching her to swim as soon as possible:
- According to the Red Cross, drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for children ages 1 to 14 years old.
- Statistics show that children ages 1 to 4 drown most often in home swimming pools.
- Children were often out of sight less than 5 minutes and under the care of one or both parents at the time of many home pool drownings.
Ideas for participating in National Swim Day include introducing children to the water with at home swim instruction, hosting a group swimming lesson, visiting a community pool as a family, or enrolling children in swim lessons at a local YMCA or Boys & Girls Club. It is never too early to introduce children to the water. Even at 2 months old, Kallie Jane has been out on our boat and had her toes stuck in the water.
Additional resources, including information about pool safety, tips and products for teaching children to swim, and downloadable reward and progress charts for kids, are available on SwimWays’ newly re-designed TeachMeToSwim.com website.
This was not a paid post and honest opinions were used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others. Thank you to the company and/or pr agency who supplied the products mentioned above.