Dive into summer safety
Babies are born with an instinct to swim, but they soon lose their natural aquatic abilities. Drowning statistics are shocking and heart-breaking, which makes swimming skills one of the most important things any parent should teach their child. In addition to learning a life-saving technique, swimming lessons have several great benefits for both children and adults. Swimming is a great form of exercise, it is therapeutic and even a social skill! There are five basic swimming skills everyone should be able to perform in order to be considered an adequate swimmer. • Floating or treading water for one minute without the aid of a flotation device Stepping or jumping into water over your head and returning to the surface Treading water or floating in a full circle and then finding a way out of the water Exiting a pool without using a ladder (or steps) Swimming the length of a standard pool) without stopping
With temperatures soaring in Zululand, we will be spending much more time in the swimming pool and ocean. Make sure all your oved ones have the necessary skills to enjoy the water without having to worry about their safety.