Are you ready for swimming season?

Look to Saf-T-Swim in Riverhead

By Staci Nappi, Publisher/Editor, Riverhead Macaroni Kid March 18, 2024

Are you ready?  

This time of year, we must ask ourselves, "Are our children ready to be around the water safely? Ask yourself the questions below. Decide what action to take next.....

*What are some of the best ways to teach young children how to swim safely? *What are some of the common misconceptions about learning how to swim? *How can parents ensure their children remain safe around water, especially during the hot summer? *What are some benefits of learning to swim at a young age?

Teaching young children how to swim safely is an essential skill that can provide them with lifelong benefits. One of the best ways to do this is to enroll them in swim lessons at a young age. Look for classes specifically designed for children and taught by experienced instructors focusing on water safety. Additionally, it's important to supervise children closely when in or around water, even if they know how to swim. You can also encourage safe swimming practices by teaching children to continuously swim with a buddy, never run near a pool, and always wear a life jacket in open water.

A few standard things could be improved about learning how to swim. You must be naturally talented or have a specific body type to be a good swimmer. However, swimming is a skill that can be learned and improved upon with practice, regardless of your natural abilities or body shape. Another misconception is that you must know how to float before learning to swim. Swimming involves proper breathing techniques, body positioning, and stroke mechanics. Finally, some people believe that learning to swim is dangerous or scary. Still, with the appropriate instruction and safety precautions, swimming can be a fun and safe activity for people of all ages and skill levels.

Water safety is crucial, especially during hot summer when kids are likelier to swim and play in water. Here are a few tips to help parents ensure their children's safety around water: 1. Never leave your child unattended near water, even if it's just a tiny pool or bathtub. 2. Teach your child to swim as early as possible and ensure they are comfortable in the water. 3. Always use appropriate safety gear, such as a life jacket, especially if your child is not a strong swimmer. 4. Teach your child about the dangers of water and why they should never run or play near water. 5. Ensure your child knows how to call for help in an emergency.

Did you know that learning to swim at a young age can have numerous benefits? Not only can it prevent drowning and promote water safety, but it can also provide a fun and social activity for your child. Swimming is an excellent form of exercise that can improve cardiovascular health, muscle strength, and flexibility. It can even enhance coordination and balance while boosting your child's mood. By learning how to swim at a young age, your child can develop a foundation for a lifetime of healthy and enjoyable activity.

As a parent, there's nothing more important than the safety and well-being of your child. If you have a pool or live near the ocean, you know just how important it is for your child to learn how to swim early and adequately. That's where Local Saf-T-Swim comes in. With its focus on safety and fun, Local Saf-T-Swim in Riverhead is the perfect place to teach your child how to swim. Their instructors are patient and knowledgeable, making learning how to swim fun for your child. Your child will learn to swim in just a few months and develop the skills to stay safe in and around water. (Much like any skill a child learns, the amount of time it takes varies, as do parental expectations. Swimming is a year-round activity to ensure water safety.) They may become avid swimmers as they continue to swim and enjoy the water safely. Take your time. 

Sign up for lessons at Local Saf-T-Swim today and give yourself the peace of mind of knowing your child is safe and confident in the water. My kids started at Saf-T-Swim at six months. They are both excellent swimmers and have taught other kids to swim well. I taught swimming lessons at Saf-T-Swim for the Town of Southampton and private lessons for years. My family and I highly recommend Riverhead Saf-T-Swim to anyone looking to teach their child how to swim early and adequately. Register now or sign kids up for Summer Camp!

Saf-T-Swim sponsored this article.

Staci Nappi