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Water Safety: Essential Skills and Prevention Strategies

Drowning remains a significant risk for children under the age of 4, marking it as one of the leading causes of accidental death in this age group. At Life Academy, we believe that education and vigilant supervision are key to preventing these tragedies. Our Water Safety page is dedicated to providing parents and guardians with the knowledge and skills necessary to ensure their child's safety in and around water.

Understanding Water Safety

Importance of Supervision: Constant, attentive supervision is critical in preventing drowning incidents. If SOMEONE is not responsible for supervising the pool then NO ONE is supervising. Make sure an adult is clearly responsible for supervising and if they must leave that position, it is handed off to another adult. Children should be taught the differences between swimming with and without flotation devices to help them understand their abilities and limitations in water. Floatation devices create a false sense of security that leads to drownings.

Educational Videos and Techniques

Swim Kicks for Beginners: Integrating Swim Skills into Daily Routines

This instructional video offers a unique approach to introducing your infant to essential swimming kicks through everyday activities, such as changing a diaper.

Learn how to seamlessly incorporate basic swim training into your daily routine, providing a solid foundation for your child's aquatic journey.

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Acclimating to Water: Gentle Introduction Techniques

Discover the art of smoothly transitioning your child to the sensation of water. This video guides you through various methods of pouring water on your child, ensuring they become comfortable and relaxed in aquatic environments.

It’s a gentle approach to overcoming any initial hesitation or fear of water.

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The Perfect Kick

Dive into a series of videos dedicated to mastering the perfect kick, starting from simple activities to more complex underwater motions.

These tutorials emphasize the critical role of a powerful and proper kick in achieving swimming efficiency, showcasing techniques to enhance your child’s kicking form and strength.

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Wall Safety: A Lifesaving Skill

Swimming is a fantastic way for kids to have fun, stay healthy, and learn valuable life skills.

However, understanding how to interact safely with pool walls is crucial for preventing accidents and building confidence in the water.

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