National Learn To Swim Day

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National Learn To Swim Day

National Learn to Swim Day is the perfect opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of teaching children to swim. With summer right around the corner, learning this invaluable life skill is even more essential for safety. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drowning is the second-leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for children ages one to 14. If we work together to promote learning to swim, we can improve this scary statistic and make water wonderful for everyone!


Ways To Celebrate This Weekend!

  1. Enroll your kids in swim lessons through Jump Start Swimming! Registration starts Saturday May 25th!!!

  2. Visit a community pool as a family – and remember to pack a picnic!

  3. Lifeguards are unsung heroes. Take a few minutes to tell your local lifeguard how much you appreciate them.

  4. Host a group swimming lesson at a local pool.

  5. Check out smart pool safety tips in Swim Ways Resources section.

  6. Have a pool? Invite a few friends over for a synchronized swimming competition.

  7. Encourage kids with downloadable rewards such as the Learn to Swim Day swimming certificate and free coloring pages in the toolkit on the Teach Me To Swim website. 

  8. Still too cold to swim outside? Grab a float and a swimsuit and practice some silly splashes in the bathtub.

  9. Take a CPR or First Aid class. 

  10. Visit a local library and check out a book about famous Olympic swimmers.

  11. Talk to your children about water safety.

  12. Start your own Learn-to-Swim Celebration. Contact your local pool, waterpark or community center and help organize a fun event.