Disclosure: This post was sponsored by SwimWays as part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
This Saturday is National Learn to Swim Day! It may not be warm enough to get in the pool everywhere (definitely too cold here!) but it’s still an important day to celebrate the importance of learning to swim and water safety. I’ll have 4 kids in tow at the pool this summer and safety is my #1 priority. SwimWays started National Learn to Swim Day 6 years ago. They’re committed to educating parents and children about the importance of water safety and learning to swim. So each year, the 3rd Saturday in May is National Learn to Swim Day. May is an important time to focus on learning to swim, as it’s the month that most pools across the United Stated will open.
SwimWays encourages parents and caregivers to celebrate National Learn to Swim Day in their own way.
A few ideas I had for this year’s National Learn to Swim Day: taking a child to a swim lesson, making a list of pool safety tips to hang in the house, talking to kids about a pool safety plan for the summer. SwimWays has a special Teach Me To Swim website that is very helpful: click here.
Learning to swim is very important to our family. Of my 4 children, I have one that swims very well, one that’s “just about there” and one that I’ll have start lessons this summer. The youngest, will be trying the Baby Spring Float Sun Canopy this summer. I’m excited to get in the pool and have Miles try the Spring Float. He loves water and splashing around. He also loves being near his siblings, so having a safe place for him to enjoy the pool is key.
I have always loved swimming and learned at and early age. I am so happy that my children love the water, but as a mom I want them to learn safety and how to swim while developing their love of the water.
For more on SwimWays swim safety, check out their Swim Steps Video.