More children aged 5 to 14 die from drowning than almost any other cause, but learning to swim can prevent drowning accidents. Children and toddler swimming lessons can also help youngsters develop a lifelong love of water, and kids can see the benefits and enjoyment of aquatic activity.
Besides teaching people in the community to swim, there are plenty of ways to prevent water-related injuries and deaths from drowning. Education, technological innovations, behavior modification, and improved legislation can help improve aquatic survival rates. We put all these actions to work in our water safety initiatives.
We believe that educating parents and other family members and caregivers on how to keep kids and toddlers safe in the water, and we raise awareness through events in the community. We also offer partnerships with local organizations that offer free or reduced swim lessons for kids and teens in need throughout our local area.
More often than not, parents of kids who can’t swim also don’t know how to swim. Fear of water and inability to swim can be a generational problem, but if you and your kids are willing to learn how to swim, you can break the cycle. Getting your entire family involved in swimming can increase your enjoyment of the outdoors, and you can pass that love onto your friends. The change you make can help save a life - and the life you save could be in your own family.