- According to the CDC, drowning is the number one cause of unintentional death for children between the ages of 1 and 4. And according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 390 deaths a year on average are attributed to drowning in a swimming pool or at a spa.
- The Center of Disease Control and Prevention (2010) reported that fatal drowning remains the second leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for children ages 1-14 years. A significant number of these incidents occur in water retention and detention ponds.
- Florida is ranked second on the list of states when it comes to the number of pools per person because it is hot here 10 months out of the year! Even if you don't have one, there is almost certainly a pool near your home.
- Overall, the survey finds that more than half of all Americans (54 percent) either can't swim or don't have all of the basic swimming skills.
We are aware that every swimmer, just as every human, develops at a different rate. Our one-on-one lessons allow our instructors to focus on each swimmer and use our "tool box", choosing whatever "tool" is needed to make each individual a successful swimmer.
Although, there is no such thing as "drown-proofing", we are confident in our training and experience and have had great success teaching swimmers of all ages for the last ten years! Our goal is to take our swimmers to a skill level that is practicable and then transfer the skills to be practiced repeatedly until mastery.
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