British Swim School in Secaucus, New Jersey offering swimming lessons for children on how to survive a water emergency
Lessons are offered by the British Swim School at Secaucus during the school’s survival week.
These lessons are both fun and essential for young swimmers. Classes teach children how to survive a water-related emergency.
“The idea behind Survival Week is to put children in a real-life scenario,” said Taylor Crayton of the British Swim School. “When you think about accidents that happen by the pool, these kids fall with their clothes on. They fall without goggles.”
Children show up to class in plain clothes instead of bathing suits to feel the brunt of what they would face if they were in a water-related emergency.
“When you take your child on vacation, he runs, jumps, does whatever he wants,” Crayton said. So here we’re teaching them structure in the water and teaching them how to be safer around the water.”
The instructors strive to teach children not to fear water, but to respect it. And they are taught to run away if they find themselves in a situation where they have to.
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“The fact that they’re teaching him to scream for help and also to float, it’s great,” said Karolyn Castro, a mother. “It saved many lives.”
Classes are also offered for toddlers up to five months of age.
“When I was younger I took classes like this so I figured she had to start young so when we go swimming she knows what she’s doing,” said Jamie Garretson who enrolled her 5-month-old daughter, Hailey.
Parents interested in enrolling their child in swimming lessons can find a UK swimming school near them.
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