WATER SAFETY at EMLER SWIM SCHOOL
Drowning is the #1 cause of death for children under the age of 5, nearly 700 children die every year. 69% of fatal drowning swimming pool incidents occur under one or two responsible parent supervision. 3 out 4 of those children had been seen no more than 5 minutes prior to being found in the pool. Drowning happens quickly and quietly. The best way we can protect our children is to teach them water safety skills.
Of all the things we have to be scared of as a parents why not ease your anxiety by having one less thing to worry about. The importance of having your child in Swim School can make the difference in a life or death situation. Choosing the right swim school for your child is crucial to their swimming development and water safety. The award winning Emler Swim School has developed a learn-to-swim program focused on love and safety. Children at Emler are never immersed aggressively or traumatically, they are taught with love and patience.
Their parent-involved class also gives you the confidence and guidance to apply the techniques on your own. Some of the water safety skills Dex (19months) is currently perfecting are breath control, we are now up to 8 second submersion. We are learning to turn around and grab the wall, walk our hands to the edge and climb out. We are always working on kicking our legs, rolling over to our backs and floating face up. These are all important survival skills that can save your child’s life if God forbid something were to ever happen.
Summer is just a few months away, now is the time to get your kids enrolled and ready for pool season. Aside from having the peace of mind knowing that your child is aquatically prepared you can be on your way to even more relaxation. The sooner your child can fully swim on their own the sooner you can just lay by the pool and work on that tan!
- Use code: UPTOWN MOM to get your FREE high quality, reusable swim pants
- Babies 2mo – 5mo are FREE in the Bathtime Babies class (see previous post HERE)
- Enroll your child HERE
- Learn more about water safety tips HERE
We began our Emler journey when Dexter was just 2 months old in the FREE Bathtime Babies class, which you can check out HERE .
We took a break around the holidays and never got around to going back, which is a big regret. We started the Water Babies class about a month ago after we got back from our family vacation. When we were in Florida my eyes were opened to the importance of water safety and knowing how to swim.
In the past four weeks I have seen a huge change and major improvement in Dexter’s comfort level with the pool.
We have gone from screaming throughout the entirety of the class to eagerly jumping in swimming under water.
A tip from my own experience: Timing is key. When we started this session we were going to a 10:30 am class in which I was spending the whole time trying to keep my swimsuit from being pulled down by the inconsolable, stage 5 clinger. Our instructor recommend we try an earlier class and voilà… different kid! He is now holding his breath, kicking under water and loving every minute.
That is the beauty of Emler Swim School, they offer several dates, times, and locations to accommodate any schedule.
Not only is Dexter learning to trust his teachers, follow a class curriculum, and participate in a peer driven environment, we are spending quality uninterrupted time together.
Now is the perfect time to get started on swim lessons for a confident and prepared toddler this summer!
Remember when you register for class HERE and use the code: UPTOWN MOM you will get FREE pair of swim pants!