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Importance of Swimming Lessons

by / Wednesday, 15 March 2017 / Published in Water Safety Blog

The weather is beginning to warm up!  For most Floridians, this means more time in an around the water.  Water related accidents can happen in places that may not be as obvious  as a swimming pool or at the beach.  Water accidents can happen anywhere there is water:  at a water park,on a cruise ship, while boating, or even in a bathtub.

According to the U.S. Coast Guard,  last year alone, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) recorded 634 boating accidents and 73 boating-related deaths – including four missing persons who have not yet been located.  With nearly 900,000 registered vessels and up to 1 million non-registered small crafts, Florida is one of the top states for recreational boating. Unfortunately, it is also one of the top states for boating accidents.

Did you know …

  • Drowning is the leading cause of injury death among children ages 1–4 in Florida.  Florida’s drowning death rate among children ages 1–4 is the highest in the nation.  Enough children drown each year in Florida to fill three to four preschool classrooms.

  • Drowning is also a silent killer—most young children who drowned in pools were last seen in the home, had been out of sight less than five minutes, and were in the care of one or both parents or a caregiver at the time.

  • African-American children drown at a rate nearly three times higher than their Caucasian peers.

  • 70% of African-American and 60% of Hispanic/Latino children cannot swim.

  • Swimming lessons are not only for children!  Learning to swim as an adult is vital, especially if you have children!  There is only a 13% chance that a child in the household of non-swimming parents will learn to swim.

What can we do?

  • Start early with swim lessons to decrease the chances of a water accident.  Participation in formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88% among children aged one to four years.

Our mission at Quality Swimming is to teach water safety and instill in all students a love for the water!  Our technique to achieve water safety is to teach all of our students to “live in the water.” We find that the more a child enjoys the lessons the more successful the learning process is. Therefore, our first priority is to create a happy atmosphere.

Please contact us for more information or to enroll at 561-487-8276.

6 Responses to “Importance of Swimming Lessons”

  1. Bablofil says : Reply

    Thanks, great article.

  2. We are looking to find something productive for our kids to participate in during the summer and thought that swimming lessons would be a good option. It is good to know that the mission of swim lessons should be to teach children to love the water. I am glad to hear that the more a child enjoys the lessons, the more successful the learning process is. I will talk to my husband and children about this activity, thanks.

  3. Yacon Root says : Reply

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  4. Yacon Root says : Reply

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  5. Awesome Blog. Very much enjoyed reading.

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