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May is National Drowning Prevention Month, a time to pause and acknowledge the reality of drowning. You don’t need to be at a beach to be at risk and that’s why swim class is so important. Here are reasons to consider starting swim class at Aqua-Tots.
Drowning is a silent killer and the #1 cause of unintentional, injury-related death among children ages 1-4, and that fact is not limited to the summer calendar. Children are exposed to water on a daily basis, and it takes as little as 2 inches and 20 seconds to snatch a precious life. Continuation of swim lessons builds upon the relationship your children have established with the water, giving them a healthy respect for it and establishing necessary boundaries in and around it.
SKILLS, SKILLS…SUCH GLORIOUS SKILLS
Time is in short supply when you’re a parent. From school schedules, after school sports and routine appointments it can be hard to squeeze in one more thing but swim lessons are more than an extracurricular activity. They’re one of the few lessons that can save your child’s life…even as an adult. Water safety education is as important to your children’s upbringing as academic learning, manners and eating vegetables because swimming is a life skill. Plain and simple.
PRACTICE MAKES PROGRESS
Swimming is like all skills and habits, you need to practice to maintain your muscle memory and establish a routine. Water safety has no room for regression when consistent practice makes such life-saving progress. When you keep your child in a consistent swimming routine it’s good for their health and ensures that they’re ready for whatever water greets them.
Now more than ever swim class is important for your child’s well-being and development. When kids and parents are desperate for distractions, longer bath times or the possibility of unsupervised water access increase risk of drowning. Signing up for swim class gives everyone a much needed change of scenery and a chance to engage with new teachers and friends.
Aqua-Tots Swim Schools provides year-round swimming lessons for kids of all ages, including swim lessons for babies and toddlers. The world-renowned swimming instruction and “safety first, fun every second” approach features water safety certified swim instructors, a family-friendly environment, and state-of-the-art facility with a comfortable 90° pool.
- Auburn Hills – 750 Brown Rd., Auburn Hills, MI 48326
- Canton – 43335 Joy Road, Canton, MI 48187
- Dearborn – 24365 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, MI 48124
- Farmington Hills – 31221 W 14 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills, MI 48334
- Novi – 44225 W. 12 Mile Rd., Ste. 103, Novi, MI 48377
- Sterling Heights – 44891 Hayes Rd, Sterling Heights, MI 48313
- Troy – 846 E. Big Beaver Rd., Troy, MI 48083
- Woodhaven – 21621 Allen Rd., Woodhaven, MI 48183
About Carrie Budzinski
Carrie Budzinski is the Vice President of LittleGuide Detroit. She grew up in Livonia and Detroit and continues to live life in both cities. Carrie loves exploring the city and finding hidden gems in the suburbs..