The big kids are back in school! We said Farewell to the lazy days of summer and Hello to busy fall schedules. If your child took swim lessons over the summer, did you know that continuing throughout the school year could actually help him or her to do better in school? Numerous studies have shown a link between exercise and higher academic achievement. According to a study in the Journal of School Health, even when controlling for gender, race/ethnicity, and socioeconomic status, there is a significant correlation between the physical fitness and academic achievements of a child.Read More...
On average, two children under age 15 die each day in the U.S. from unintentional drowning, and the summer months account for the majority of incidents. Five times as many will require emergency treatment for nonfatal submersion injuries, which can result in severe damage to the brain and long-term disabilities.
The home swimming pool is still where most childhood drownings happen, whether at your home or the home of a friend or family member. Here’s a chilling statistic: half of all children who will drown next year will do so within a mere 25 yards of an adult. Let that sink in. Only 25 yards away, yet an adult will not notice that a child is drowning and needs help.
Summer is finally here! School’s out, the weather is warming up, and many families are planning a vacation. Whether it’s a week in a condo at the beach, camping at the lake, or an overnight staycation at a local hotel, most summer vacations involve water play.
The general rules of water safety you use at home still apply, but there are some special considerations to be made when you’re vacationing.