Nitro Swimming Supports AAP Policy on Swim Lessons For Young Children

Nitro Swimming, the leading provider of swim lessons in Austin is proud to be a member of the United States Swim School Association.  As a member of the USSSA we support the American Academy of Pediatrics’ revised policy on swim lessons for young children which is designed to reduce the risk of drowning.
The policy states that children  between the ages of 1 and 4 may be less likely to drown if they have had formal swimming lessons.  The AAP’s statement supports what the USSSA has been saying for years:  formal swim lessons are a huge part of the total approach to water safety and drowning prevention.   The AAP provides the following guidelines:

1. Never leaving children without adult supervision around any type of water
2. Closely supervise children at all times
3. Inquiring about exposure to water when your children are not in your care
4. Installing appropriate fencing and gate systems around pools
5. Providing swimming lessons to children
6. Learning CPR
7. Not using air-filled swimming aids
8. Wearing life-jackets when children are in boats
9. Knowing water depth and underwater hazards before allowing children to jump in any body of water
10. Swimming at lifeguard supervised open bodies of water
11. Counseling teenagers on the increased risk of drowning when alcohol is involved

If you would like to learn more about water safety, drowning prevention or if you would like to sign your child up for Austin swim lessons, please come by the Nitro Swim Center or give us a call at (512) 259-7999.

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