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Water safety tips for parents

Updated: Mar 15, 2023

Water safety is at the core of swimming lessons. Each element of swim lessons takes into account that pools are an inherent risk to those who are new to the water. We start with safety and work our way into skills, all while making it a fun learning experience. Here are a few reminders for parents or guardians to keep in mind for water safety for everyday events:


  • Regardless of how confident or skilled your child is in the water, supervision from an adult (16+) who is experienced around water is essential.

  • Children should not be left unsupervised when around water of any variety, be it a pool, lake, ocean, jacuzzi, pond, bathtub and more. The smallest amount of collected water can be enough for your child to drown.

  • It takes less than 2 inches of water for a child to be at risk of drowning, which means household fixtures such as sinks toilets, buckets, fountains, inflatable pools for kids (or even dogs!) and any other small bodies of water around the home become a drowning risk for your child. Supervising your child whenever they're around a body of water and reducing the accessibility to household fixtures of water is the best way to protect them.

  • Kids that are capable swimmers are also at risk of drowning and shouldn't be left unsupervised while in or around water. Flotation devices are not suitable substitutes for a qualified, capable adult to supervise swim time.


Swimming lessons are a key component to helping reduce the likelihood of accidents in and around water. The lessons that include the parents at the onset are those most likely to reduce risk, as the entire family is aware of how to stay safe in all scenarios. Ask us today about our Parent & Me classes, starting at 6 months old.

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