May is National Water Safety Month, a month to recognize the beginning of swim season and to share important water safety and drowning prevention tips with families. This month is a great opportunity for your child to review water safety guidelines and participate in swim safety activities to ensure their safety this season.
Some great swim safety activities and guidelines include having your child take the Pool Safely pledge or Safe Swimmer pledge, to promise to never swim alone in the water or near drains or suction fittings, to always dive feet first into the water, and to obey the safety rules at all times, whether at a pool, beach, or water park.
One of the best ways to prevent drowning and ensure safety in the water all year long is to enroll your child in a learn-to-swim program or swim survival program. This equips them with the basic skills to use in the event of an emergency or accidental plunge in the water.
Tune to the video below as I walk through the essential water safety and drowning prevention tips to share with your family and friends for safer swim sessions this season: