Turn Tears Into Cheers!


Does your child cry when learning how to swim? Don’t worry; it’s more common than you think. At Aqua-Tots Swim Schools, we want to help and encourage your child to turn their tears into cheers!

4 Common Reasons Children Cry

  • It’s New – Swimming lessons are a new experience. There are new sights, sounds, textures, smells, faces, and interactions in the pool environment.
  • Age –With time, your child will gain control over their emotions and learn to enjoy the water.
  • Separation Anxiety – Your child may experience separation anxiety and feel anxious when away from familiar people and places.
  • Fear or Anger – Some children are genuinely fearful of the water and it takes time and patience to help them overcome their fear. Other children can become angry and use tears to control the situation. Our staff is here to help!

May is National Drowning Prevention Month

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Aqua-Tots Swim Schools’ mission is to help ensure the safety of your family and to work towards preventing drownings throughout communities worldwide. We make it a priority to highlight May as National Drowning Prevention month because, unfortunately, May is the prime time for drownings to occur.

The danger of drowning is real and always present. As the weather starts to warm up and families take part in more water activities, that danger level increases. In fact, did you know 10 people die every day from accidental drowning? Did you know 2 out of 10 are children age 14 or younger?