Take our Water Safety Pledge
British Swim School is focused on three things: swimming skills, water safety and fun. In May, as part of National Water Safety Month, we launched anonline pledgefor swimmers of all ages to read and sign. So far, more than 1,150 people have taken the pledge and we aim grow that number tremendously over the summer. As we celebrate independence in the water, we encourage you to visit our site and take the pledge with your kids.
The pledge asks people to follow four simple rules:
- Never swim alone
- Never play or swim near drains or suction fittings
- Always dive feet first
- Always obey the pool rules
“Kids’ swimming lessons allow families to feel more secure around the water, but we all need to adhere to basic rules to stay safe,” said Rita Goldberg, founder and CEO of British Swim School. “We want thousands more people to read through and acknowledge the importance of this pledge. I have no doubt that it will save lives.”
Visithttp://britishswimschool.com/takethepledge/to read and sign the pledge and share it on social media. Water safety tips are also available for download.
“It’s July! This is an exciting month for pool events, beach parties and backyard water activities,” added Goldberg. “Here is one way to open the dialogue about the potential for water tragedies and encourage both children and adults to make an important promise to be safe.”
British Swim School’s method was developed by Founder Rita Goldberg and has evolved over the last 33 years. To find a British Swim School near you, visitwww.britishswimschool.com.
About British Swim School
Rita Goldberg, a former national swimmer in Britain, founded British Swim School in 1981. Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, British Swim School (BSS) currently operates in more than 75 pools in nine states in the U.S. and internationally in Turkey.
Goldberg developed the unique and highly effective teaching methods that are a recognized trademark of BSS. The organization provides water safety survival and swimming lessons to more than 8,000 students per week and conducted more than 250,000 swimming lessons in 2014.
BSS is ranked in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500, one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Top 50 New Franchises” and“The 10 Types of Franchises to Watch in 2015”. British Swim School is also aligned with the Safer3 Water Safety Foundation, whose mission is to “protect every life from drowning through education and heightened water safety awareness”. For more information, visit www.britishswimschool.com and like us on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/BritishSwimSchools.