At British Swim School, our mantra, ‘Survival of the Littlest,’ is at the center of everything we do, with water safety as our #1 priority!
Teaching children to swim is a step towards water safety, but swimming lessons alone will not make children water safe. Safety experts encourage multiple layers of protection, ALWAYS. In addition to formal swimming lessons, safety around the water requires active supervision, physical barriers, alarms, and more.
Explore our water safety resources to learn more!
The risk of drowning exists anywhere there is water, especially for children. Through education and water safety awareness, we can prevent the tragedy of drowning.
Important drowning facts everyone should know:
The water can be dangerous without active supervision and safety precautions, especially for young children and inexperienced swimmers. So, how can you protect your child from drowning?
Consider these water safety tips!
Always swim with a buddy.
Actively supervise children whenever around the water.
Swim in designated areas supervised by lifeguards.
Reach or throw aid to distressed swimmers - don’t go!
Learn how to identify a distressed swimmer and the basics of CPR.
When struggling in the water, rest your muscles by floating on your back.
Keep toys not in use away from the pool and out of sight.
Have inexperienced swimmers wear a life jacket.
Install and use barriers around your home pool or hot tub.