Drowning Prevention: The Importance of Swim Lessons for Your Child
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The topic of drowning is uncomfortable and somber, but it is important to discuss, especially if you have children who are ever around the water. It only takes a few inches of water and less than a couple of minutes for a child to lose consciousness. Drowning does not just happen in the summer either; it can occur year-round. With professional swimming lessons, your child would learn drowning prevention and how to stay safe in the water, all while developing a lifelong skill.
Beating the Statistics
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), around 10 people die every day from drowning. Of those 10 people, two are children who are 14 years of age or younger. As a result, drowning is the fifth most common cause of death by an unintentional injury, the second most common for children aged one to 14 years old.
One of the saddest and most unfortunate parts about these statistics is that unintentional drowning is preventable with the proper training. The CDC states that research has proven that formal swimming lessons decrease the chances for young children to drown. If you are a parent, especially one who owns a home with a swimming pool, you should consider the benefits of enrolling your child in professional swim lessons.
It was an ordinary, sunny Sunday afternoon at the Stewarts’ home where friends and family had gathered to celebrate Yves Stewart’s birthday. Mouth-watering barbecue was being passed around, kids were splashing about in the pool and everyone was having a great time. Because there were several adults at the party who knew how to swim and even perform CPR, Yves rightly felt confident enough to briefly step into the kitchen and fix a plate of food.
Before anyone could realize it, Yves’ youngest son Kameron had removed the flotation devices from his arms and tried to jump into the pool like the bigger kids. The next few moments were some of the most frightening minutes in Yves and Larry’s lives. Watch video below to listen to them retell Kameron’s story:
Swim Lessons in Katy, Texas
At Texas Swim Academy, located in Katy, Texas, we teach children of all ages how to stay safe in the water. Kameron and his parents can attest that, through practice and time spent with well-informed and experienced instructors, your child will have the knowledge and skills they need to survive in the water. Our indoor facility also has heated pools, so no matter what the temperature is outside, we can be learning how to swim.
Do you want to learn more about the importance of learning drowning prevention? Our instructors at Texas Swim Academy are gentle and patient when it comes to teaching small children how to swim. If you want to enroll your child in swim lessons, contact us today to learn more about the classes we offer for Katy, Cypress and Houston locals.
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Texas Swim Academy is a state-of-the-art swimming facility offering water safety, survival swim, and kids swimming lessons in Katy, Texas. Owners Kathleen and Bruce McMordie, alongside our certified staff, help parents introduce children to water at an early age through the Infant Survival Swim Program , teaching life-saving techniques and basic swimming skills.
Our Stroke Development Program offers six different levels to help students progress in their swimming skills at his or her own pace. Our Adaptive Aquatics Program was created specifically for children with special abilities. Find swimming class registration information here . By subscribing to Texas Swim Academy’s blog , you can stay current on valuable water safety resources such as survival swim, health and wellness, Texas Swim Academy news and more. Follow our Facebook , Twitter, and YouTube pages for even more news, updates, and tips!