Safe Swim for All

Safe Swim for All

Safe Swim for All teaches all individuals, regardless of abilities safe swimming skills.

Operating as usual

22/03/2024

I literally watched it happen.

It was absolutely silent, just like I’d read.

It was completely inconspicuous, just like people say.

There was no thrashing or panicked shouts or anything that would have drawn my attention if I hadn’t already been looking.

She was swimming with a pink pool noodle—the same one in this picture I took of her less than an hour before—and the noodle somehow got away from her.

She was righhhht on the edge between the shallow end and the deep end—all it took was one small step in the wrong direction.

All it took was one small step to put herself in a dangerous situation.

She started bobbing up and down frantically on her toes, tilting her face up to get air.

Small, subtle movements as she fought to keep her chin above the water.

That was it.

There were at least three other adults by the pool.

No one caught it except me.

Thank God she has been in survival swim lessons since last summer.

Thank God her training kicked in and once she realized she was in trouble she immediately lifted her feet up and floated on her back. Then she rolled over and swam toward the shallow end.

Thank God I was watching. Even though I didn’t end up having to interfere.

Here’s your reminder, again—noodles and floaties are not a substitute for adult supervision.

And adult supervision does NOT mean just being there.

It does NOT mean passively sitting by the pool on your phone or chatting with a friend.

Don’t feel like a nag if you have to remind the other adults with you of this. Actually it’s necessary you do.

Because it should be abundantly clear that if you are in charge of supervising swim time, that is the ONLY thing you should be doing—watching the pool.

That is your ONLY job.

And if it’s not clear WHOSE job that is? Have a system. Maybe you tag each other in and out, or have the designated pool watcher hold a specific whistle or pool toy.

Just make sure someone is watching the pool and only the pool at all times.

Today I’m so grateful for survival swim lessons.

But even more than that, I’m thankful I was watching.

Because no amount of training can ever replace full, undivided adult supervision.

** This is a repost, but an important share as many families are currently on or headed into spring break.

22/03/2024

It’s World Down Syndrome Day! Today and everyday, let’s spread love and inclusion to all! 🤍

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We are so grateful for this opportunity!!

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Today was our last day of lessons this session! We had so much fun and will miss you all!! 🩵💦

01/03/2024

We are so happy to have such an amazing video! It shows our program and the students involved! 🩵🏊‍♂️

“Making Swimming Accessible for All” 🩵

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We didn’t get a ton of pictures today because we were so busy learning!!!

23/02/2024

Swimmer of the Week!: 💦
This weeks swimmer of the week is Bodhi! Bodhi has been doing GREAT at lessons! Here is a statement from his instructor, Emma!
“Bodhi showed safety skills this week by swimming to the edge of the pool and grabbing on! You can see he is more and more comfortable as the lessons go on and truly loves to be in the water!”
Great Job, Bodhi!! 🩵

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Smiles and Giggles!!

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