Looking at the number of children that lose their lives every year to drowning, something has to be done. It is the responsibility of each parent to make sure that they are covered. We all know that keeping an eye on them is simply not sufficient. Kids will be kids. The best approach is to ensure that they are equipped with the sort of skills that they require when facing said danger. We found a great resource to educate you. The video and transcript are below.
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It’s an accident it’s when people are so comfortable with their surroundings they don’t think something like this could happen and that’s how it happened to me I was comfortable with my surroundings until they prove you wrong. And that’s when catastrophe happens drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for children under the age of 4 in 23 states in the US nationwide it ranks second only to car accidents in all 50 states that means an average of 11 children around every day 4000 children a year lose their lives in swimming pools.
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The header under water. The phone interface yeah. She screamed for managing fine still was 7 months old and for children 6 months to a year in the eyes are program they learn to roll over and slow and it has to be taught sequentially so the first thing she learns as she can read on her back she wants to flow and rest and free the trust the buoyancy of the water. The white the the hair back is that it. The. And still here is having a typical reaction to the lessons right now I’m a stranger it’s a new situation for her she’s never been required to do anything in the full before and doesn’t have any still yet so you’ll notice that you hear her cry in week 2 she’ll cry even a little bit more because she’s being required to be more and more independent in the full but you’ll notice bye weeks 34 and 5 as she becomes more competent motion settle down and chill just roll over and float and stay there until someone gets hurt it’s clear that she’s not the stress she did prior to the learning process and most children do but once they’re competent in the water the crying goes away and you have a child who is a lot safer.
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What he really needed to learn first was that you can’t be vertical in the water and survive have to put your head down and swim coordinate your arms and legs and look for a way out. So his lessons involved I had to teach him to keep his head down first and then move his arms and legs then direct that back to the steps so a swim short distance. Crying and screaming and turns to. This is I don’t. My initial expectations were nervous. The online and. My kids. Right. And I. Hi 5. I wanted to do it. Can’t.
And that’s a problem. Let’s just. That’s pretty much 6 the first week so she can independently flow by the end of week one. And make it just a job. And. On the. Just. No shoes on so good last time it was. A lot quicker and she couldn’t do it but she did awesome and then to know that right if there was. A time where. Went into the pool I mean. That’s her thing yeah so sexy seen heard successfully yeah take this out here like yeah you your pride. Now she knows that. She falls in the poll.
Yeah fine yeah. Then bye week 3 we started I started teaching them to flow. That’s right so he he will then swim telling me there roll over and flow to try to figure out where he is and if there’s something he can swim to alert to flip back over and continue swimming but the older of the children are when they come to the program the more physically able they are so the more skills they actually learn. All week to she’s now that she knows how to flow she has to learn how to get there from the face down position and from other foster’s as well so the end result is show fallen and roll over in flow which happens generally bye week 3.
Is the. Right away. Using her legs to get. For a little. They also come a lot of times with some bad habits that are very dangerous like they’ve been floating is our life jackets or things like that so the most important survival skills for a toddler is to keep his head down when swimming anything that’s like a dog paddle or lifting the head to try to grab the rest the kids just aren’t strong enough to survive that way so the I. S. our program teaches head down coordinated arm and leg movements roll over to float when you need air and then slip back over and swim and combine that to cover whatever distance you need to go. Maybe.
Please. Let’s not go into. We’ll do that next week John. Now. Press. And then weeks foreign 5 she learns how to do it fully closed and she also learns how long she may have to stay there so it’s one thing to float for a few seconds and then tore combine those skills rolling over the flow for. 3040 seconds it’s another to fallen unassisted roll over and float and maintain it for however long you need to tell someone. Address. Looks around and accuser differently it touches are 2 things that so what she has now is everything set for.
She’s going to. Why it’s confusing. In a sense it didn’t float up and tapped her on the phone. In 10. Everything’s pretty intense but it’s really magical the watcher child to learn and be able to save themselves and survive in the water that confidence of knowing if anything does happen or she does home cool to be okay. 20. And then bye week 5 he comes to lessons fully closed so that he practices those skills fully closed because most kids around when they are fully clothed not expected to be around for. You can still is lasting her parents brought her fully clothed with a diaper a T. shirt and shorts knowing that she’s fully skill the just released or into the water walked away and she got on her back and floated and that’s the the end result of the eyes or for. I. They want it now it’s just. For. Now you know now it’s like. It’s cool to watch. There’s a lot of stuff on your mind is the kid you know. And it takes away. Very proud. It’s awesome I. He. It’s a slam and not drown which is. At. For. I had my then then and roll had taken I admire classes I know 100 percent without a shadow of a doubt my son would be here today if he had had those eyes are classes with the rolling over to float the difference between life and death is literally an inch turnover.