Let's Dive into Water Saftey with British Swim School

By By British Swim School January 12, 2024

Let’s dive into water safety, an essential skill set that keeps us and our children safe from the potential dangers that can arise from being in or around water. Whether it's at the beach, pool, or water park, water safety is the key to enjoying our aquatic adventures without worries. To help implement water safety, swimming lessons come in as a layer of protection against drowning that should not be limited to the summer months. At British Swim School, we understand the importance of water safety and helping our students build the skills they need to stay safe in and around the water year-round.

So, what are the benefits of staying swim-ready all year? For starters, swimming strengthens the immune system by increasing white blood cell count, helping the body fight off germs. It also reduces anxiety, improves mental toughness, and releases endorphins into the body, which can help to improve overall mood and well-being.

Swimming lessons also teach students to overcome any fear of the water, building confidence as they go. Can you imagine how important this benefit is for children who may have had a bad experience in the water or who are naturally hesitant around water?

In addition to those benefits, year-round swimming lessons also provide a balanced form of exercise during cooler months, building muscular strength, cardiovascular health, endurance, flexibility, and coordination. This can be especially helpful for children who may not be as active during the winter months, when outdoor activities may be limited.

Most importantly, swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88%. This is a staggering statistic and highlights just how important it is to ensure that our children have the skills they need to stay safe in and around water.

Here are some year-round water safety tips:

  • Caregivers should know how to swim and know CPR
  • Install self-closing/self-latching gates and child-proof locks.
  • Supervision without distraction is one of the keys to help prevent drowning. Assign an adult as a Water Watcher when around or near water.
  • Wear a life jacket around open water, even if you know how to swim.

Overall, water safety is a critical aspect of our lives, and we should all take steps to ensure that we and our loved ones are equipped with the skills and knowledge we need to stay safe in and around water. So, let's all make water safety a priority and commit to year-round swimming lessons!

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