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ABCs of Protected Swimming

Aqua-Tots Swim Faculties Franchisee, Gabriela Garcia, joins Valley por Vida’s Danielle Banda to debate swimming by way of the autumn and winter and why it’s simply as vital as swimming within the summertime.

“Swimming is a lifesaving ability. It’s a ability that children ought to be engaged on year-round,” says Garcia who owns faculties within the Rio Grande Valley. “Swimming is vital for everyone. From a really younger age, it’s by no means too early to begin. We educate youngsters from 4 months and older all through adults.

“Why is swimming so vital? It’s like buckling your little one with a seatbelt in your automobile. It’s simply as vital. You don’t wish to take your little one round using within the automobile with out a seatbelt. You don’t wish to get them in a physique of water with out having these life-saving abilities.”

In line with the CDC, drowning is the main reason for unintentional, injury-related loss of life amongst youngsters ages 1-4 and the second main reason for loss of life for youngsters below 14.

“Drowning is a serious difficulty. It’s one thing we actually should concentrate on. It’s vital to get our youngsters prepared with this ability. And it’s not simply throughout the summer season; it’s one thing that we should always follow year-round. Some children, sure, are very avid and so they study shortly, however some don’t. Some take a little bit bit longer. Mother and father rapidly get into the push—’It’s summertime, my children don’t know learn how to swim. We have now a pool occasion. We have now a trip arising.’—They’re not at all times prepared so shortly, and for those who don’t use it, you lose it. We wish to hold them training.

“Proper now is an ideal time to maintain them in swim classes. It’s simply an additional a part of their actions. We’re again to highschool, we’re again right into a routine. Let’s hold swimming as part of their routine as nicely.”

Gabriela goes on to clarify the significance of the ABCs of Water Security—grownup supervision, limitations and swim lessons—in addition to the truth that 69% of drownings occur when youngsters will not be anticipated to be round water.

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