Pool and water safety include many factors, and as the Fourth of July nears, we wanted to remind people about one of the most overlooked, yet dangerous ones.

During most summer BBQs, guests and pool owners alike love to escape the heat by jumping in the pool and enjoying some games or simply spending some time in the water. When the BBQ involves mostly adults, often alcohol is involved. While most adults are responsible enough to know not to drink and drive, very few know that drinking and swimming can be a deadly combination. In fact, drowning is in the top ten causes of accidental death among 25-54 year-olds —and alcohol is often involved.

Experts say not to take water safety lightly. If you’re going to drink, swim first and then enjoy your dinner and drinks. Or, just like with driving, allow yourself time for your body to digest the alcohol before getting in the pool.

If you’re planning on going to the lake or beach, being careful with alcohol and taking water safety seriously will save even more lives.

Remember that drinking:

  • Impairs your vision and depth perception
  • Makes you move more slowly
  • Makes it harder for you to stay warm in the water

Be responsible and everyone will have fun this summer!


Texas Swim Academy is the best swim school near me offering result-oriented swimming lessons in Katy that cater to all ages and abilities. Our well-trained and experienced swimming instructors provide a variety of programs for infants through adulthood. For the little ones, we offer swimming lessons for babies and swimming lessons for toddlers focused on survival swimming skills to build a strong water safety foundation and foster water confidence at a young age. Once your child knows how to swim, our swim lessons for children will help refine techniques and build endurance, as the consistent practice of their swimming skills is an imperative part of becoming a strong swimmer. 

Our adaptive aquatics program is designed for children of all ages and abilities to ensure every child, including children on the autism spectrum, can benefit from these fundamental skills and enjoy the water in a safe and comfortable environment. Adults seeking to improve their swimming prowess or learn how to swim for the first time can enroll in adult swim lessons tailored to their specific goals.

Our swim lessons near me are a convenient and accessible way for you and your family to learn how to swim in a comfortable environment. Our dedicated instructors are passionate about teaching and ensuring your progress in the water. Take a few minutes to view Our Swimmer Stories to learn more about what other families are saying about their experience with Texas Swim Academy. 

Contact us to learn more about our programs or stop by our state-of-the-art swimming facility in Katy to register today. Be sure to follow our Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube pages for important news, updates, and swimming safety tips, and read our blog to keep up-to-date with important information on water safety and proper swimming lessons.