Why learn to swim?
- Approximately 13 school buses full of children drown in the United States every year.
- Drowning remains the leading cause of accidental death in children under 4; and the second leading cause of death in children under 14.
- Studies at the National Institute of Health show that swim lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88%.
More about swim lessons
Swim lessons can begin as young as 6 months of age (our scholarships go to children 1-12 years of age). Each child is different and will progress at their own rate; though most children acquire the necessary skills within 4-8 weeks, depending on previous experiences. *Depending on developmental stages, especially younger children, swim skill sets obtained during the scholarship season could vary from child to child.
Swim Lessons are ONE layer of protection, using all layers of protection (Supervision, Barriers, First Aid, Swim Lesson) is paramount. Unfortunately, no matter what, there is no such thing as a "drown-proofed" child.