Water Safety For Spring Break

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Four days until the 1st day of Spring and Indiana hasn’t gotten the hint yet. I’m happy to be able to partner with Goldfish Swim School to bring you guys a big announcement from The American Academy of Pediatrics! They have just announced their updated recommendations to prevent drowning in children and here are some awesome and easy to remember tips from Andrew Joseph, owner of Goldfish Swim Schools in Indianapolis for water safety!

W– Wear Your Life Jacket: This is one of the easiest ways to increase safety in the water. There are plenty of different types of life jackets to fit all sizes – pay attention to proper fit.

A– Act. Throw! Don’t go: Do your kids know what to do in a swimming emergency? They should ACT! Their first instinct may be to go towards the person having trouble in the water. Instead, they should throw a life preserver – and don’t go! That way, they aren’t putting themselves in jeopardy as well and are truly able to help.

T– Take Swim Lessons: You can start your child in swim lessons as early as four months old where they can begin learning swim and safety skills while building character through guided play.

E– Educate. Learn Swim Safety Skills: Key water safety skills can go a long way – such as the crab walk, properly getting in and out of the pool, going under water, rolling on their back, treading water, learning different strokes.

R– Respect. Play it Cool and Follow the Rules: Rules are there for a reason, especially when it comes to rules for the pool. Walk, don’t run; make sure an adult is watching; no horseplay. Review rules together as a family before setting your kids loose to enjoy the water. 

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We have experience so many great memories while attending Goldfish. Everything from Family Swim and being able to bond with our kiddos and see what they’ve learned to seeing their proud little excited faces when they nail a move they’ve been working on and move up in classes! Did you know Goldfish even offers Water Safety Presentations at no cost?! Yuuuup, they sure do. It’s the perfect time to get in on these presentations with Spring Break and Summer coming around here. Click here if you’re wanting to learn more!

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It’s never too early (or late!) to start chatting about water safety.

MORE INFO: Goldfish Swim School is a premier learn-to-swim facility dedicated entirely to infants and children, ages four months to 12 years. They have two locations in the greater Indianapolis area: 271 Merchants Square Drive in Carmel and 11581 Geist Pavilion Drive in Fishers. Lessons are offered in a child-friendly environment on a family-friendly schedule. Visit goldfishswimschool.com or call {317} 810.0790 for additional details.