Take the Pledge to #SwimSafer19
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 #SwimSafer19 pledge! Our pledge covers 5 practices for water safety we believe can help any family be safer this Summer!
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!