Friday, June 3, 2011

Water Safety Class Lecture rescheduled - NOW July 6th

by Lisa Cook is the Founder and CEO of KidSwim

Some facts about child drownings:
  • Children ages 1 to 4 have the highest drowning rates.
  • Fatal drowning remains the second-leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for children ages 1 to 14 years.
  • Among children ages 1 to 4 years, most drownings occur in residential swimming pools.
  • Most young children who drowned in pools were last seen in the home, had been out of sight less than five minutes, and were in the care of one or both parents at the time.
  • More than one in five people who die from drowning are children 14 and younger.
  • For every child who dies from drowning, another four received emergency department care for nonfatal submersion injuries.
Drowning is a preventable tragedy. It does, however, require an understanding of how children explore, learn and adapt to their environment in order to grasp the process of how a non-swimming child becomes a water safe child. Many people believe that once their child has learned to swim that he is on his way to safety. What is true however is that for a certain period of time, the risk of potential drowning for a beginner swimmer is even higher than that of a non-swimmer.

Our water safety education class will provide you with the information you need to reduce your anxiety and heighten your awareness of all the potential variables that can create drowning scenarios.
  • We will give you our litmus test of 5 key components that indicate a child’s level of water safety.
  • We will explain the do’s and don’ts of swimming lessons and give you the breakdown of when to spend your money on lessons and when to save it.
  • We will answer all your questions regarding your child’s propensity towards water related activities and will guide you on how to overcome reluctance towards water.
Most of all, after the class, you will come away feeling empowered and assured that you are more than capable of keeping your child safe and guiding them positively towards becoming a water safe individual.

NEW DATE & TIME: July 6th 2011 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm

2415 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 998-1981
Space is limited. Register today!