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Water Safety Tips for a Safer Summer! June 10, 2013

The pools are open for the summer and vacations are here! It’s never too late for parents to educate themselves and their children to be safer in and around the water. At SafeSplash, we focus on water safety during your child’s lessons, but there are steps you can take as a parent to make sure you child is safer at the pool!

From 2005-2009, there were an average of 3,533 fatal unintentional drowning (non-boating related) annually in the United States. Children ages 1 to 4 have the highest drowning rates. Among children ages 1 to 4, most drownings occur in home swimming pools. For more information, click here.

Check out the tips below to make sure your children are safe at the pool and at home throughout the summer!

Always Practice Water Safety at the pool:

-          Only swim in areas supervised by lifeguards

-         Never leave a child unsupervised:

  • Do not trust a child’s life to another child or to flotation aids (floaties, puddle jumpers, etc.)

-         Use a “Family Rule” around the water:

  • Kids should ask permission to get in the water: “Mommy, may I get in the water now?”

-          Always swim with a buddy

-          Know before you go: Don’t swim if you don’t know it is safe

-          Adult Swims at the community pool: Use this time for bathroom breaks, having a small snack, applying more sunscreen, etc.

-          Learn your community pool rules: Make sure your children understand and obey all pool rules

Remove risks at your home:

-          Drain kiddie pools after use

-          Know where water hazards are in your community and around your home (Ponds, creeks, streams, other pools, etc.)

-          Use gates and barriers around home pools to remove access to water

Know your Swimming “Safety Too’s”:

-          Knowing the swimming safety too’s will help your swimmers and your family recognize dangerous behaviors in and around the swimming pool

  • Too Tired to continue swimming
  • Too Cold could lead to hypothermia
  • Too Much Sun could lead to severe sunburn or heat exhaustion
  • Too Far Away from Safety could lead to swimmers getting in water that is too deep or too far away from parents

Know how to Respond to an Emergency:

-          Get to a safe spot

-          Know your lifeguards

-          Know when to call 9-1-1

-          Get additional training in CPR and First Aid. While hopefully you would never be in a situation where CPR skills are needed, it is incredibly valuable to know proper CPR and First Aid skills.

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SafeSplash Honors All Moms on Mother’s Day May 3, 2010

We would like to invite all moms and their families to a free open swim on Sunday, May 9th from 1-3 at our Aurora and Lone Tree locations.  There is a limit on capacity, so hurry in on Sunday and treat your mom to a fun day of swimming.

Please call us with any questions, 303-799-1885.  We look forward to seeing you
Thank you moms for all you do for your children!

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Are babies too young to learn how to swim? April 26, 2010

It’s Spring and that means summer is just around the corner. Many families are planning trips to the beach and local pool facilities.

Many parents with small children may wonder if now is the best time to get their little ones into swim lessons. Check out this article for some perspective.

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When should I start swim lessons? April 21, 2010

This is a question SafeSplash gets all the time.  There is no magic age.  However, the earlier you start the more you can reinforce water safety skills with your children.  Whenever you are thinking about your kids and their being in a pool and around water, keep in mind that ‘drowning is a leading cause of unintentional injury and death in the pediatric age group’ and that ‘drowning rates are the highest among children ages 1 through 2 years.’

Infant and toddler aquatic programs are a good way to teach your kids to enjoy being in the water. They can also help teach parents about how to be safe around the water.  However, SafeSplash Swim School wants to remind parents that these types of programs do not decrease your child’s risk of drowning and are not a substitute for adult supervision and safety in the water.

SafeSplash Swim School does lessons for ages 6 months and up and all skill levels.  So get them in weekly lessons today by registering now!

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Check out our new website and blog! April 15, 2010

Our website is now designed to highlight SafeSplash Swim School programs and facilities.  Our new and improved registration page makes it easy to register all your children for swim lessons.  There is also an enhanced client login feature parents can use to update information including payment, address and phone number changes or request a new class time or day.  Check back to our blog frequently as we will start posting news, specials and swimmers of the month!  Thanks to Prime Advertising and Design for all their work on our new website.

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