October 9, 2015. It’s SO important to develop life saving swim skills & water safety knowledge, no matter what your age; as it’s never too late or too early to learn! Swim Lessons & AWARENESS Truly Saves Lives! See these statistics via – USA SWIMMING FOUNDATION’s Website :
” // Approximately 10 people drown every day in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with nearly 25 percent children younger than 14.
// 70 percent of African-American and 60 percent of Hispanic/Latino children cannot swim, according to a national research study by the USA Swimming Foundation and the University of Memphis.
// Only 13 percent of kids who come from a non-swimming household will ever learn to swim, the USA Swimming Foundation found.
// African-American children drown at a rate nearly three times higher than their Caucasian peers, the CDC reports.
//Drowning is a silent killer—most young children who drowned in pools were last seen in the home, had been out of sight less than five minutes, and were in the care of one or both parents at the time, according to the Present P. Child Drowning study.”
Congratulations to all of you that have taken or are currently taking swim lessons! Whether it’s here at Splash or another swim school, make it a priority in your children’s lives! 🙂