This is a sponsored conversation with Emler Swim School. All opinions are my own.
This week is the end of school for most children in the US. It’s also the end of National Water Safety month. I feel like this is no coincidence. With the kids getting out of school and the temperatures heating up there are going to be lots of pool days. Like us, I know that many people will be spending this Memorial Day weekend around water. Whether you are swimming in the back yard, headed to the lake of floating the river there are a few key things in to keep in mind to keep everyone, especially the kids safe.
#1 PFD: Everyone should be wearing a personal floatation device if they are not a proficent swimmer, or are spending time in open water. Our personal policy is that anytime we are in the area of the water, we keep the little ones floats on. Make sure that you are using the appropriate PFD for the individuals age and weight. Infants and small children should be in a PFD with full collar and head support. Puddle Jumpers are great and loved by small children, remember to check their weight recommendations. Most are advised for children 30-50lbs.
#2 Supervison: Remember that an adult that is a proficent swim should be supervising water play at ALL times. Never leave children of any age unattended, even for a moment. When you are on supervisor watch, minimize distractions such as electronic devices. Drowning can be silent and your full attention should be on those in the water.
#3 Swim Lessons: Start early (as young as 3 months with Emler’s Bathtime Babies Class) with swim lessons so that your child has a sense of comfort around water and can begin to learn the skills that they will use for a lifetime and could very well one day save their life. Emler Swim School offers classes starting at 3 months – Adult, in both group and private lessons.
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