This post is sponsored by Goldfish Swim School. All thoughts are my own.
The first day of summer is always at the end of June, but Memorial Day weekend seems to be the unofficial summer kick-off. Pools, especially in states in the Midwest, open up again for swimming. It’s also the perfect time for parents and children to be reminded of water safety tips, which is why May is National Water Safety Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control, drowning is the leading cause of accidental injury deaths among children ages one to four. Goldfish Swim School hosts an event to help prevent such incidents.
My family and I recently attended Goldfish Swim School Westerville’s annual Water Safety Day. The event was free, great for the entire family, and provided tons of information on how to stay safe in and around the water this summer. We danced to music, ate ice cream and learned how to stay safe this summer. Many in attendance swam and received first-hand water safety tips from certified and trained instructors.
The fun was both indoors and outdoors on the lawn with local organizations and community helpers. Community helpers, like the Westerville Police Department, including Figi, the department’s first female K9 officer, and the Westerville Fire Department offered safety tips to children and allowed them to get familiar with some of the things they use to keep our community safe.
Central Ohio Poison Center educated the entire family on the dangers of household items. Children learned many products have similar packaging and colors, like blue Listerine and blue Powerade, but the contents are very different and potentially dangerous. Of course, the kids enjoyed spinning the wheel for prizes.
Water Safety Tips
Goldfish Swim School provides swimming lessons to children ages four months and up all year round. Lessons are geared to develop confident, skillful and smart swimmers. We have loved our lessons for our infant as well as our four and five year olds and know the investment is totally worth it. Check out Goldfish Swim School’s most recent blog post about 6 Important Water Safety Questions Every Parent Should Ask.