Did you catch us on Channel 12 News on April 25th? Our volunteers, Cecelia, Danica, Ashley were happy to jump right in and start splashing around! Ashley showed off her backfloat while Danica demonstrated the Torpedo roll over and everyone had fun racing the length of the pool. One of the change tents got in on the swimming action to, proving you can never be to careful and should always keep an eye on your surroundings.
We had a super fun shoot with everyone, but just in case you missed us lets go over some of the water safety and drowning prevention tips Mike discussed.
1) Know how to Swim
The absolute best way to stay safe around the pool is to learn how to swim. With our small class sizes and adaptable lessons, we make it easy and fun for people of any age to learn, not just kids. It’s never too late to learn!
2) Yell and Tell
If you do find yourself taking an unexpected swim, make sure that you make noise. Drowning is often silent so if you find you’ve fallen in, first make sure you can breathe, but then yell, or thrash but never be afraid to raise a fuss.
3) Don’t Wing It
Water wings may sound like a great idea but in reality they can cause more harm than good. They sound safe but water wings are fragile and easily slip off or deflate leaving you stranded. Instead use a safety vest or floaty that is approved by the US Coast Guard, these vests will stay on and help keep you afloat.
Eva modeled for us while Mike explained the difference between safe swim vests and slippy water wings.
There were even some feathery friends trying to get in on the action! A family of canadian geese wandered over to the other side of the fence during their search for breakfast to see what all the fuss was about.
Make water safety a priority for your family in Glendale. Call British Swim School West Valley AZ today at (623) 226-8866. Our water safety and swimming lessons are available to adults and children of all ages in Glendale, Peoria, Phoenix, Deer Valley, Surprise, Sun City, Sun City West, El Mirage, Bumstead, Litchfield Park, Luke Air Force Base, Goodyear, Avondale, Waddell, and the surrounding communities.