Learning to swim is extremely important, especially when you live in an area that is virtually surrounded by water, like ours. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that drowning is the highest cause of death for children up to four years of age. In fact, teaching children to swim is so crucial that a bill has recently been introduced to provide access to free swim lessons for children up to 4 years old who come from low income families. If passed, this bill will go into effect this upcoming summer.
There are a bunch of other newborn swimming lesson options too. As a parent, you will want to vet swimming courses and instructors, as well as determine which one infant swimming lessons best suit your family’s needs, but here are a few nearby possibilities to get you started:
Swim TOTTS with Kelly on Dixie Freeway in New Smyrna Beach – 386-314-8245
Infant Swimming Resource on Mofid Lane in Port Orange – 386-788-3588
Aqua Journeys Swim School on Nova Road in Ormond Beach – 386-676-9555
Aside from equipping our children with self-rescue skills, learning to swim can also build confidence and increase social interaction. It’s a wonderful gift to give your children and the peace of mind that comes with it can be a wonderful gift for you.