Swimming Lessons For Life

by Pool Builders on 08-20-2009 in Articles

Swimming Lessons are a necessity in life. Teaching your child to swim is just as important as teaching your child to walk.

Drowning is the second leading cause of death in children under the age 14, auto accidents is number one, so you can see how important it is that your child learns to swim at a very early age.

Children are very curious near water and are not able to understand the dangers. It is believed that most children drown quietly without splashing or calling for help when they find themselves in trouble in the water. Most children drown when a adult is nearby but was temporarily distracted.

A study was done in the Journal of Pediatrics in relationship between the child's age and place of drowning. What they found was that babies most often drown in bathtubs when left unattended, even for a few minutes. Toddlers drown most often in swimming pools or backyard ponds. Most children who drown in pools were last seen inside the home and had been out of sight for less than five minutes. Older children more often drown in large bodies of water such as lakes, rivers and oceans.

As you can see by the statistics, swimming lessons is a key component to your child living a long healthy life. It is your duty as a parent to make sure your child learns how to swim. If you can't teach them, then you need to find somebody who can.

Make sure your instructor is a qualified swim instructor and not just a family friend who might think they know how to swim. There are many important things that a child needs to learn for there safety that most people don't learn on there own.

Your child is not to young to learn to swim (babies have been swimming for 9 months before birth) and naturally are very comfortable in the water. Also your child is not to old to learn to swim.

Don't put your child at risk any longer, go find a swim school or private instructor in your area immediately.

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