Going to great lengths to keep your children safe in the water is one of your responsibilities as a parent or caregiver. Do you have the skills to do this though? Swimming at home or on a trip to the beach? Wherever you may be, it’s important to ensure your child’s safety in the water.  By learning the skills that you need to stay safe, you can react appropriately in an emergency situation.

Assess Yourself

Are you equipped to ensure your kids are safe around water? Ask yourself this:

  1. Can I swim? If so, how well?
  2. Do I have an action plan for the event of a water-related emergency?
  3. Can I perform First Aid & CPR correctly?
  4. Is my pool safe and secure from children?

Are you missing any of the skills listed above? Then it’s recommended that you have a certified professional teach them to you or anyone caring for your child in the pool. This includes grandparents, older siblings or cousins as well as family friends.

Learning essential water safety skills is just one of the aspects that’s significant for anyone who will be in the water with children. At AquaMobile, we offer a Pool Safety Course specifically for this purpose. The lessons are customized to your knowledge level and cover the following:

  • Basic swimming skills
  • How to react in emergency situations
  • First Aid & CPR procedures
  • How to keep a safe pool environment

Drowning is the second leading cause of injury-related death in young children. 60% of the time drowning occurs at home. This means water safety skills are essential in all environments. Promoting water safety is something helpful to learn along with any extra courses that you take.

Water Safety Training is Necessary To Keep Kids Safe

It is critical to make sure children have some form of water safety training. Your child knowing how to float is important in the event that they are left unsupervised and are waiting for help. Teaching your children how to call or signal for help is essential.  This is especially important when reacting to emergency situations where you or another adult aren’t present.

Making sure your child is ready for an emergency is as significant as being ready yourself. This is why it’s best to always supervise your child in and around the water.

Private Swimming Lessons

One-on-one swimming lessons are key to mastering water safety. Private swimming lessons are your child’s water survival guide. Children can build confidence through learning to swim, float and tread. During private lessons, your child receives 100% of a certified instructor’s attention. They gives them the supervision needed to become successful swimmers. Lessons taught at home guarantee comfort and confidence as well.

Private swimming lessons that are taught at home are comforting for children. By learning in a familiar environment, they can get to know their pool better. This improves performance of skills because the practice space is in the same spot that lessons are taught. It also allows kids to know how to be safe in their own pools through being taught by a certified instructor.

Inform them of Water Dangers

Not all children are aware of the water’s dangers. The same risks exist for experienced swimmers. Children should be especially cautious in and around the water. Making sure they are informed matters and can prevent reckless behaviours that could lead to drowning. This is why information like this should be shared in conjunction with lessons.

Swimming out too far in the open water and trying to swim in the deep end without enough practice are examples of such behaviour. Water dangers are important to discuss. However,  it’s best not to let fear prevent you as a parent from getting your child into the pool!