Swim Safe – An Important Life Skill, Especially in Michigan
Do you know how to swim? I know for me, I mostly doggy paddle. But it is a skill that I feel my kids must know how to do. My daughter can swim but we’ve tried so many lessons and my son just wasn’t getting it. Recently I’ve begun partnering with Goldfish Swim School and in just a few lessons my son has something clicking. He is finally getting it! Living in Michigan, not being able to swim is a major safety concern.
Water Safety Awareness Week December 4th – December 10th
Water play is risky, swim safe is important
According to the CDC, From 2005-2014, there were an average of 3,536 fatal unintentional drownings (non-boating related) annually in the United States — about ten deaths per day. An additional 332 people died each year from drowning in boating-related incidents. (
- CDC. Wide-ranging online data for epidemiologic research (WONDER). Atlanta, GA: CDC, National Center for Health Statistics; 2016. Available at http://wonder.cdc.gov.)
We all want our kids to be safe, and we want them to enjoy life. However, we also need to recognize how safety and fun go hand and hand. You can lower your stress level by knowing your child is safe when around and in the water.
Swimming is so important in the Great Lakes State. Summer vacations are all about being on the lake! I’ve been hearing wonderful things about Goldfish Swim School. I’ll have to keep it in mind for my friends in the Detroit area with kids.