The swim and water safety experts at Goldfish Swim School share practical tips and skills to help you have a safer summer
The staff at Goldfish Swim School work on basic safety skills with their students every week in lessons. During the month of May the Goldfish team is partnering with Northeast Ohio Family Fun to share FOUR basic water safety tips that parents can work on with their kids anytime they are in the pool this summer.
Sea Otter Float
When you child fatigues in the water, he needs to know how to turn on his back and get his face out of the water to take a breath. Learning to float on the back is a critical water safety skill for this reason.
Utilize a progression of supporting them from underneath, encourage chin back, belly to the sky to arch your back. As they progress, you can begin to support them less by moving from holding them from underneath the back to just the head, to eventually having them float on their own.
You can use fun incentives to get kids to be in the proper position to float– like holding a toy above their heads for them to focus on.
Check out this video to learn more about how to work on this basic skill with your little swimmer!
Next week, our swim and water safety experts will introduce another important water safety concept: Treading Water!
For more information on enrolling your child in swim lessons, please visit: goldfishswimschool.com.