Swimming Lessons for the Whole Family 2018
As a pool cleaning and care service, we are constantly on the lookout for products, services and events which may help our customers, and one topic of particular concern is water safety. Over 3500 children per year die in the U.S. each year from drowning. Some of these children drown as a result of lack of supervision or a misjudgement on the part of parents as to how well their child can swim.
A number of these accidents occur in shallow water, in a situation when the child was not supposed to be in the water (such as wandering into a yard or falling from a pier or boat), or some other preventable mishap. Even children who know how to swim need to be supervised carefully.
The most important thing any parent can do to keep their child safe around water is to teach their child how to swim. Even tiny children who are offered lessons such as how to put their face into the water can benefit greatly.
Not surprisingly, even excellent parents can lack the skills necessary to teach swimming.
Community pools across the Valley have trained professionals who offer top-notch swimming lessons and water safety classes. These classes are an incredibly economical way to introduce children everything from survival following a fall into water to the mechanics of freestyle and backstroke.
Water safety workshops
SRP in partnership with Phoenix Children’s Hospital is offering free water safety workshops, Playing it Safe, for parents and caregivers of children ages five and under. During this one-hour workshop, adults will learn:
- basic water safety,
- ways to reduce stress at the swimming pool
- tools to improve supervision.
The program helps parents recognize the stresses that can sometimes occur on what should be a fun day at the pool and empowers them with information and tools to make pool time enjoyable and safe.
Workshops can be scheduled in small groups, or individually. For more information about Playing it Safe, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cities across the Valley are offering free or reduced swimming lessons for every member of the family, from babies (6 months +) to grandparents.
Phoenix: Kool Kids Program ($3 per lesson/several Valley locations)
Peoria: ($1 or $2)
Mesa: Making Waves (scholarships offered to children on the free lunch program or federal cash assistance program on a first-come-first-served basis)
With all of these handy lessons, your child will be able to learn how to swim in no time. It’s going to be the best summer ever!
If you want to enjoy your pool and leave the maintenance and repairs to a pro, call us to schedule regular service or a one-time visit in the southeast Valley area at 480-266-3468