Category Archives: Toddlers

SafeSplash Swim School In The News July 9, 2014

 

Learning to swim at a young age can prepare your little one to be comfortable in the water and to learn important safety skills! 9 News and SafeSplash Swim School have teamed up once again to feature the benefits of starting swimmers at an early age.

Click here to see the full story!

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Register for swim lessons today at www.safesplash.com for any of our Colorado locations.

Aurora ~ Centennial ~ Denver ~ Lakewood ~ Littleton ~ Lone Tree  ~  Parker 

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SafeSplash Water Safety Tips April 30, 2014

SafeSplash was recently asked by Colorado Parent Magazine to provide summer water safety tips.  Check out the great article and tips below!

 

http://coloradoparent.com/article/water-safe-kids.html

 

 

PRACTICE WATER SAFETY

 

SafeSplash Swim School provided the following tips for water safety:

• Swim in areas supervised by lifeguards

• Always swim with a buddy

• Know before you go — don’t swim in water if you don’t know it is safe.

• Use family rules around water. Kids must ask permission to get in the water or swim. “Mommy are you ready?” Or “1…2…3… jump!”

• Be aware of the too’s: too tired, too cold, too far from safety, too much sun.

• Use adult swims/safety breaks for trips to the bathroom, to get a quick drink of water or a small snack, to apply more sun screen, etc.

• Never leave a child unsupervised. Do not trust a child’s life to another child or to swim aids (floaties).

 

The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals adds:

• Never play or swim near drains or suction fittings in pools

• Never enter a pool or spa if a suction fitting or drain cover is loose, broken or missing

• Remove toys from in and around the pool when it is not in use

• Learn to swim

• Feet first! Never dive head first in water not intended for head-first diving

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Here’s Lewisville’s June Swimmer of the Month! June 17, 2013

Carter is our June Swimmer of the Month!

Carter is a level 3 swimmer and he has been swimming at SafeSplash for six months. Carter always gives 100%. He tries his best at every lesson and is such a good learner. He has doubled the distance he can swim and all of his strokes have improved. Carter loves swimming and it is so much fun to teach him.

Carter is 6 ½ years old. He will be a first grader at Camey Elementary this fall. His hobbies include swimming, baseball, Legos, and reading.

Carter’s proud parents are Corie and Paul. He also has a brother Chase. Carter’s mom told us his favorite thing to do at SafeSplash is jump into the pool. Congratulations to Carter! We are so proud of all your hard work!

 Check out weekly swim lessons at our Texas locations: Keller ~ Murphy ~ Lewisville

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Check out our Murphy Swimmer of the Month for June!

 

Zachary is the Murphy Swimmer of the Month for June!  Zachary started as a Level 3 swimmer late last year and is now up to Level 5. He enjoys coming to his lessons so much that he is taking lessons twice a week this summer! Both of his teachers love having him in their class.  

Zachary is a hard worker and rarely misses class. He hopes to stay with us all the way through Level 8. Do we have a future swim team member from SafeSplash in our midst?!  Zachary’s younger brother is also a SafeSplash swimmer.

Keep up the good work Zachary!

 

 Check out weekly swim lessons at our Texas locations: Keller ~ Murphy ~ Lewisville

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Congrats to our June Swimmer of the Month from Keller, TX!

Brooke is our June Swimmer of the Month!

Brooke is five years old and just completed kindergarten.

She has been swimming twice a week at SafeSplash for the past three months. Brooke has become an amazingly strong swimmer in just a few weeks time. She went from tears to full strokes and has made huge progress! She has an awesome side breath and backstroke!

 Brooke’s hobbies include school, Barbies, riding her bike, playing at the park, gymnastics, putt-putt, and swimming! Elisha & Jason are her proud parents, and she has a brother, Taylor.

 Congratulations to Brooke for being the Swimmer of the Month! Keep up the great work!

Check out weekly swim lessons at our Texas locations: Keller ~ Murphy ~ Lewisville

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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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Here’s our May Swimmer of the Month from Salt Lake City – Kate! May 30, 2013

Kate is our May swimmer of the month!

Kate is such a great swimmer with an amazing attitude. She comes in each day ready and excited for swimming. Mr. Graham knows that she will always be the one to volunteer to go first and loves to try new things. Kate is a level 4 swimmer with SafeSplash Salt Lake City and is beginning the Wave Swim team prep program in June. Kate loves playing “Go in ghost” with her teacher, Mr. Graham and always wins! Kate’s favorite stroke is the backstroke and she loves diving. In addition to swimming, Kate plays multiple sports including baseball, golf, as well as dog training classes!

We are so proud of Kate for coming to classes everyday and being so willing to swim! We love her positive attitude every day and for being so excited to swim! Congrats Kate, you deserve this award!

Enroll today at SafeSplash Salt Lake City!

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