Practice Safety Around the Pool
There are a lot of ways a child can protect him- or herself from injury at the pool. The most useful method of swimming pool accident prevention is to follow all the posted rules, such as not running around the pool. If your child is not a strong swimmer, make sure he or she is equipped with an appropriate flotation device while in and around the water.
Talk About Dangers, But Do Not Make Kids Feel Powerless
Drowning and breaking bones are real possibilities at the pool. However, the possibility of being injured should not dissuade children from enjoying time in the pool this summer. Discuss the potential dangers they face, but do not harp on them. Instead, frame them as a factual part of the conversation and a springboard to discussing the importance of taking safety precautions. With younger children, getting them involved with pools safety, songs, apps & coloring activities can help solidify the idea with them.
FRANCHISE OVERVIEW: A swim school with over 20 years of proven success focusing on the learn to swim market, Swimtastic uses family focused teaching methods to help infants, children and adults learn to swim. Swimtastic is the first swim school franchise brand in the US.
MISSION: Susan Wainscott, Swimtastic Swim School’s Founder and CEO, brings to you an extensive background in human resources, office management and teaching swimming, along with experience as a mom and a B.S. in Education. Her love of children and the water has led her to own and operate two schools in the Waukesha and Fox Citiesareas. Susan and her husband, Barrett, have partnered with SafeSplash Swim Schools, where the Swimtastic and SafeSplash brands can help lead others in franchising.
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