Is my toddler safe from drowning?

May 5th, 2016

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Is your toddler safe from drowning? How would they react if they fell in a pool? Would they panic? Would your toddler know how to swim up to the surface and climb out of the water?

Watch how this two year old learns to be safe from drowning and swim back to the wall if he fell in a pool:

Teach kids to swim the basics, so they can be water safe:

Step 1: Start by getting your child acquainted to the water. At this stage assess if your kid has any hesitations or fear of water. If they do show fear, help them overcome it with a gentle and positive approach and lots of reassurance.

Step 2: Once your child is comfortable and happy in the water, they are ready to begin learning the arm and leg movements required for swimming. At this stage kids will practice with support: adult support – meaning you hold the child and support from certain floatation devices. In this video we explain what are the best floats for teaching kids to swim: watch here

Step 3: Breath control. Learning to breathe in the water is a process that involves learning how to: cope with water in the mouth, breathe out through mouth and nose (blow bubbles), hold the breath, coordinate breathing with the arm and leg movements. Progress step by step. Start teaching your kids how to breathe in the water for FREE.

Step 4: Once your kid becomes more confident, reduce the amount of floats they use. Also practice swimming for longer distances so the kids become stronger in the water and build endurance.

Step 5: As the kids become more and more confident, progress to swimming independently.

Teach Your Child To Swim™ was especially designed for parents who want to help their toddlers be safe from drowning and learn to swim confidently and independently: www.teachyourchildtoswim.com.
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Gilda Dobrica,
Swimming Instructor

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