It’s Time to Pool Safely
In the Community, Pool Safety, Survival Swim
Since opening, Texas Swim Academy has dedicated itself to providing children throughout the area with the skills necessary to help themselves should an aquatic accident occur. But giving kids that extra layer of protection takes more than just lessons, it takes community awareness. At Texas Swim Academy we remain committed to partnering with like-minded organizations dedicated to keeping kids safe and making them strong swimmers through proper swimming lessons and drowning prevention education.
Pool Safely is a national public education campaign launched by the U.S. Consumer Product Commission to reduce the number of childhood drownings, submersion injuries and entrapments. Pool Safely provides proven water safety steps and continues to advocate call-to-action public awareness and involvement regarding pool and spa safety.
The Pool Safely website is a wonderful resource for parents to access a variety of materials and resources in conjunction with your child’s swimming lessons at Texas Swim Academy. From safety tips and children’s activities to action steps, as well as a grandparent section dedicated to those who have a pool and watch their grandkids, Pool Safely successfully provides parents and families with crucial water safety tips and how to teach children to be safer in and around water.
Why Should You Pool Safely?
Drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death in children aged 1 to 4. It is silent. It is fast. It is deadly. And what many people don’t grasp is that it often happens during non-swim times. What does that mean? It means it happens during parties, it happens at home when everyone is “accounted for” inside, it happens when no one is even in or near the pool. Many drownings happen because curious children are able to sneak away and then are in a situation where they don’t necessarily have the skills to get themselves to a point of safety, like the stairs or a ladder, in the pool.
Providing your children with lifesaving swimming skills gives them an additional layer of protection should they ever be in a position of danger in a pool or hot tub. Below are seven important safety tips to consider implementing to stay safe in and around water:
- Never leave a child unattended in or near water.
- Teach children how to swim by enrolling them in proper swim lessons.
- Teach children to stay away from drains while in a pool or hot tub.
- Ensure all pools and spas, both residential and public, have compliant drain covers.
- Install proper barriers, covers and alarms in and around your pool or hot tub.
- Know how to perform CPR.
- Sign the Pool Safely Pledge.
Your Choice Katy Swim School
At Texas Swim Academy, our top priority remains dedicated to keeping children safe and providing them with a lifesaving and lifelong skill. We believe in the message of the Pool Safely Campaign, and continue to advocate alongside them to ensure children throughout our community have the chance and opportunity to enjoy their time in and around the water while developing a passion for swimming.
Be sure to pick up your Pool Safely water watcher tag from our front reception area and designate a water watcher during your time by the pool this summer. Give us a call to learn more about Texas Swim Academy or to enroll your child in swimming lessons today.
SWIM SCHOOL IN KATY
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!