Importance of Swim Lessons

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

After a series of drownings locally, experts say getting swim lessons early on is important.

At the YMCA summer camp we went to there is at least one lifeguard for every five swimmers at all times. There are lifeguards on chairs, on the pool deck, and in the water.

There should always be someone who is dedicated to the watching of a child especially in the pool hopefully they are trained in some sort of lifesaving skills if not then its important to try to go to places where there is a dedicated lifeguard at all times,” said Faith Ann Molyneaux of the YMCA.

Getting kids familiar with the water at an early age is also a big help in keeping them safe. “Children can start swimming at the age of six months they're not going to learn lifesaving skills at that point but they're acculating to the water and they're learning safety rules from their parents,” Molyneuax said.

Dean and Lori Busch bring their children to cool off at a splash park. “We come here because it's easy to watch the kids. I have three boys they're all different ages and I can keep my eye on them and go different directions at a time I don't have to worry about them being unsafe,” Lori Busch said.

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