Thank you to Goldfish Swim School for their partnership. I received complimentary swim lessons to facilitate this post; all opinions are 100% my own.
Summer is right around the corner and that means beaches and pools and lots of fun in the sun! With all of this extra time spent around the water, you want to make sure your family is safe. We all know accidents can happen. No matter how much of a watchful eye you have, it just takes a second. Being comfortable in and around the water and knowing what to do in an emergency is one of the most important skills a child can have.
Each week at our swim lesson at Goldfish Swim School, the little swimmers (even the babies!), practice water safety skills. E is so much more comfortable around the water since starting swim lessons. She is almost 2 and is enrolled in the Mini Parent and Tot class (ages 4-35 months).
While she can’t swim on her own yet, she has learned to close her mouth and go underwater.Goldfish explains that if they know how to do this, it means fewer chances of swallowed water because it will be second nature to close their mouths. You would think it was instinct for them to close their mouths, but it’s not. It took a few weeks and some pointers from the awesome instructors at Goldfish to get E to close her mouth when going underwater!
From Goldfish Swim School: The 5 Things All Kids Should Know How To Do in the Water
- Get in and out of the pool safely.
- Turn over for a back float.
- Tread water.
- Swim forward.
- Go underwater.
Practicing these skills each week will result in confident swimmers and a life long skill. You can even look at swim lessons as an investment in your child’s future! Children ages 4 months – 12 years can be enrolled in classes.
May is National Water Safety Awareness Month
Goldfish Swim School’s annual Water Safety Awareness Day will be held May 20, 2017 at all 7 Metro Detroit locations.
- Ann Arbor: 4:00-6:30 p.m.
- Birmingham: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
- Canton: 1:30-3:30 p.m.
- Clarkston: 2:00-6:00 p.m.
- Farmington Hills: 4:00-6:00 p.m.
- Macomb: 4:00-6:00 p.m.
- Rochester: 4:00-6:00 p.m.
This is a FREE community event for both members and the public. Children and families will learn about ways to stay safer in and around the water this summer – all while having fun!
According to the Center for Disease Control, drowning is the leading cause of accidental injury death among children ages 1-4. Goldfish aims to educate families by calling attention to steps we can all take to prevent accidents from occurring.
Visit here for more information and to find a Goldfish Swim School near you! Happy Swimming!