While children are at the highest risk of accidental drowning, everyone is at risk when they’re around the water. Regardless of your age, knowing the basics of water survival could save your life or allow you to aid in saving someone else’s life. As an added benefit, educating yourself and following water safety guidelines sets an example for children and those around you to follow!
Water competency means an individual can anticipate, avoid, and survive common drowning situations.
In a recent survey conducted by the Red Cross, more than half of adult respondents could not perform the water competency skills necessary to save their own life, placing them at a high risk of drowning.
How do you know if you have the skills to save yourself?
An individual is considered to be “water competent” when they can perform the following skills:
If you cannot perform all of the above skills, you will likely be unable to save yourself in an emergency water situation.
According to the CDC, certain risk factors make drowning more likely. Here are the facts every adult should know!
Drowning can happen anywhere there is water, even with experienced swimmers. Be sure to know and adhere to the following drowning prevention tips to protect yourself and others!
At British Swim School, we set ourselves apart from other swim schools by offering a distinctive take on adult swimming lessons.
Our adult program has three levels:
Our instructors give personal attention to help strengthen areas where guidance is needed. With over 40 years of experience, we have been successful in working with people of every age and experience level.
Interested to learn more about our adult program? Contact us or find a nearby pool and sign up today!
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