But don’t forget a Water Watcher badge. It could help save a child’s life.
School’s out. Pools are open. Summer is here. Summer is a wonderful season for so many reasons. Tragically, however, it is also the season of most drownings.
Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for children 1 – 4 and second for kids 5 – 9. A young child is 27% more likely to die off drowning than from a motor vehicle accident.
We at British Swim School are committed to changing that. Swim lessons are associated with an 88% reduction in fatal drownings and so we teach young children water safety and survival. We also want to encourage all the layers of protection to make swimming SAFER. So in addition to Swim lessons, Adult supervision, Fences, Emergency response (and knowing CPR) and using Regulation life vests.
Adult supervision, however, is the most important. Having an assigned Water Watcher helps to ensure supervision. The Water Watcher badge and lanyard make it clear who the designated person is. That person is “on duty” and commits to maintaining constant watch and avoiding all distractions.
It is all too easy to assume someone else is watching. Don’t ! Water Watcher badges are available from British Swim School. Get yours and use it. Encourage relatives and friends to use them. We want your children to swim safer.
Let’s have this be a wonderful summer – and the safest ever !
British Swim School St. Louis offers premium water survival and swimming lessons for infants, toddlers, children and adults, starting at just 3 months old. We proudly serve the St. Louis communities of Afton, Ballwin, Brentwood, Chesterfield, Clayton, Concord, Crestwood, Creve Coeur, Dardenne Prairie, Eureka, Fenton, High Ridge, Howell Island, Kirkwood, Ladue, Lake St. Louis, Manchester, Maplewood, Maryland Heights, New Town, Olivette, Overland, Richmond Heights, St. Charles, Orchard Farm, St. Paul, St. Peters, Sunset Hills, Town and Country, Valley Park, Webster Groves, Weldon Springs, and Wildwood. Call 314-312-1878 to enroll or find a class online.