Providing very young children with swimming lessons appears to have a protective effect against drowning. - National Institutes of Health
More than 75% of the victims had been out of sight for five minutes or less, and were being supervised by one or both parents at the time. - US. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Drowning is quick, quiet and subtle. Once a child submerges beneath the surface, the water quickly hides and suffocates. - Aquatic Safety Research Group
Little Fishes is devoted to child water safety so this year we are promoting National Water Safety Month by asking our families to take our #SwimSafer17 pledge! Our pledge covers 5 practices for water safety we believe can help any family be safer this Summer! Take the Swim Safer pledge by sharing our pledge post publicly to your personal Facebook between today and May 19th and tag us! We’re giving away a Swim Safe system to one lucky winner!
Keep your eyes on little swimmers any time they’re near the water! It only takes a moment for an accident to happen!
Always wear a Coast Guard approved life jacket:
Floaties and noodles give a false sense of security. Only trust Coast Guard approved life jackets for added safety during supervised water safety!
Follow safety signs:
Safety signs are there for a reason! If a sign says "no diving", then no diving!
Enroll in swim lessons at Little Fishes!
Swim lessons teach an important skill and could save a life!
Respect the water!
Having fun in the water is a great pastime but it’s important to understand water can be unexpected! Teach children the importance of water safety!
Make sure you're following us on Facebook and Instagram for more info on water safety!