May is National Water Safety Month ~ Tips for Keeping Kids Safe

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May 23, 2018

Summer is almost here! Vacations are on the horizon and summer activities are just around the bend. Growing up, we loved our water balloon fights, riding our bikes, and the abundant barbecues and delicious foods synonymous with a kid's favorite time of year. 

For a lot of people, summer means water activities! Whether it's the pool, the reservoir, the beach, or the lake, water activities and water safety go hand in hand. May is National Water Safety Month and we'd like to give you some helpful tips to keep you and your little ones safe!

This summer, remember to follow these important Water Safety Tips:

1. Teach children water safety and swimming skills as early as possible. The risk of drowning is decreased by as much as 88% when children ages 1 to 4 take swimming lessons.

2. Always supervise children around water. Make sure there is a responsible, designated person to watch the water when children are swimming.

3. Always swim with a buddy. Even at a public pool or beach with life guards, use the buddy system and never swim alone.

4. Enter the water feet first. Serious injuries can occur from diving headfirst into unknown water and hitting the bottom.

5. Stay away from pool drains. Limbs, hair, or clothing can become entangled if a drain is faulty.

6. Follow safety rules. No running, pushing, dunking, or breath-holding contests.

7. Know your limits. Cold water, currents, and other dangerous conditions can challenge even the strongest swimmers.

8. Teach children not to drink the pool water. This is to prevent them from getting sick, choking, or inhaling water.

9. Don’t use flotation devices as a substitute for supervision. Using air-filled swimming aids can give parents and children a false sense of security.

SafeSplash Swim School offers traditional weekly lessons and more intensive summer camps. We have locations in Lone Tree/Parker and Castle Rock. We know there are many choices when it comes to swimming lessons. 

So why choose SafeSplash?

  • At SafeSplash we believe swimming is a life skill. We approach each one of our lessons with great skill, passion, and individual attention.
  • Our group lessons have a max of four students. We also offer semi-private and private lessons.
  • We have a progressive curriculum focused on water safety, swimming basics, and four core swimming strokes.
  • Our instructors are SafeSplash Certified. They have hours of training before getting in the water to teach, background checked and CPR certified.
  • The SafeSplash Match – we strive to match the teaching style of the instructor to the child’s needs.

When it comes to choosing a swim lessons program, be sure it is the right fit for your child. To learn more about our program or register for a FREE trial lesson, call (303) 799-1885, visit, or email