April Pools Day & Learn2Swim Month

April Pools Day &

Learn2Swim Month

Drowning is a leading cause of accidental death in children under five. We want to bring attention to this issue and educate pool owners about the importance of learning to swim and water safety. Kicking off with April Pools Day, we’re supporting Learn2Swim Month by partnering with local swim schools to provide trial swim lessons to children under 12. Together, we can prepare families for swim season and help reduce child drownings.

What is April Pools Day?

This is a day of awareness. Swimming pools are fun, but they can also be dangerous. April Pools Day is about making families aware of the responsibility we assume when we own a pool. Below are some statistics from CDC. Every April, we host April Pools Day to help change these terrifying statistics by helping to educate more people with this lifesaving skill.

 

Why do we focus on childhood drowning awareness?

Did you know drowning is the greatest cause of accidental death to children under five in the U.S.? According to the CDC, More children ages 1-4 die from drowning than any other cause of death except birth defects.

Children ages 1–4 have the highest drowning rates. Most drownings in children 1–4 happen in swimming pools. Drowning can happen anytime, including when children are not expected to be near water, such as when they gain unsupervised access to pools. Fatal drowning is the second-leading cause of unintentional injury death behind motor vehicle crashes for children ages 1–14.

What is "Do the Five?"

Knowing how to resuscitate in an emergency is vital. But it’s easier to prevent a drowning occurring in the first place. That’s why Poolwerx supports the Do the Five program.

By reinforcing five simple steps, the program’s goal is to reduce the number of drownings in the U.S. to zero:

  1. Fence the pool
  2. Shut the gate
  3. Teach your kids to swim – it’s great!
  4. Supervise – watch your buddy
  5. Learn how to resuscitate

Would you know what to do if this happened in your pool?

Teaching your kids to swim, learning CPR and supervising them at all times are key ways you can reduce drowning risk. It’s also important to regularly check your pool surrounds to ensure pool gates, latches and fences and check there are no objects around the fence perimeter.

Download our Pool Safety Checklist

Together with us, you can make a difference. Download your Pool Safety Checklist today!

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What is Learn2Swim Month?

During the month of April, we want to encourage as many people as we can to learn to swim. Swimming is fun and can have many healthy benefits, but it can also save lives. Here are some statistics from the Swim Strong Foundation and the YMCA.

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Goldfish Swim School: Where the Experience is Golden!

At Goldfish Swim School, we believe that your child deserves to have an incredible swimming experience in the safest and most fun environment possible. Our kids swimming lessons are specially designed to make learning fun through guided play for beginners to advanced swimmers from 4 months to 12 years old, including infant swim lessonstoddler swimming lessons, and more.

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AquaKids Swim School: Splash on in!

AquaKids offers year round swimming lessons and birthday parties for all ages in a safe, friendly environment. Our pools are indoor and heated, which means happy and sunburn-free swimmers. We invite you to sit back and relax as you observe your child having fun while learning the lifesaving skill of swimming. Come experience the AquaKids advantage. Splash On In today!

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Welcome to Sunshine Swim School

With a curriculum that has been developed over the past 48 years, Sunshine Swim School is known as Tucson’s premier swim instruction facility.  Our students range in age from 6 months to over 80 years and possess a wide variety of experience and abilities.

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