Being able to swim is a life-saving skill for children and adults alike but, unfortunately just knowing how to swim does not always prevent accidents. It is important for parents and children to remember that taking lessons isn’t a catch all to water safety, no one is “drown-proof”.
The instructors as Excel Aquatics are focused on teaching water safety to their swimmers throughout the different curriculum we offer. Instilling confidence in the water, teaching children how to handle themselves and interact with others while in the water are important foundations to build in young swimmers and it is important for those foundations to be reinforced by parents.
Note to Parents & Caregivers:
Always pay attention to children around water! Never leave a child unattended in or around water.
Help to Develop and Reinforce Water Safety at Home:
- Eliminate distractions when around water. Get rid of the phone, it can wait!
- Learn CPR and have the instructions available at home.
- Keep rescue equipment and a first aid kit by your pool.
- Keep toys that may draw children to the pool out of the area.