This is a sponsored conversation with Emler Swim School. All opinions are my own.
May is National Water Safety Month and it’s a great time to take a minute and remind ourselves of a few things we often forget about. Drowning is the leading cause of death in children under 4 in the state of Texas. What is really sad about this is, that so many of those incidents could potentially be prevented.
Early education is key in drowning prevention. Most people think of swim lessons and associate it with summer vacation. Something to spend a week doing at the community pool when school lets out. Like most things we learn the key to success and improvement is continued practice. This is a great reason to encourage year round swim lessons. We attend Emler Swim School and Jdub has a weekly lesson where he not only has a great time in the water, but practices the skills that could potentially save his life if he was ever in the situation.
Constant supervision is another key factor in preventing drowning incidents. Children should never be left unsupervised around water. In large group settings it is a great idea to take turns being responsible for having a watchful eye on swimmers and small children.
Secure access to water areas is important as well. Swimming pools should have locked fences around them. Hot tubs should be covered when not in use.
Prepare your child the best way possible by teaching them to swim early. Emler swim school introduces children to the water as young as 2 months with their Bathtime Babies class. The best thing about this class is it is FREE! Babies age 2-6 months can sign up.
Mention you heard about Emler from Life Anchored and receive a free swim diaper on your first day of class.