Out of no where, we jumped right into summer! I know a lot of areas are in a premature summer heatwave, and Ohio is no exception. The kids have been living their best lives the last few days in the sprinkler and playing with water hoses…counting down the days until our pool opens.
I am so excited/anxious to see how they are at the swimming pool this summer. This is the first year, they know how to swim… it’s 100% thanks to Goldfish Swim School and their weekly lessons.
I think it’s going to be a FUN summer and I can’t wait for it to begin!
Meanwhile, May is water safety month, but really, I believe all spring and summer months should directly bring attention to water safety. According to the CDC, drowning is the leading cause of accidental-injury death among children ages 1 to 4. Last May there were 7 drowning deaths in Ohio. 7!
Here are some important tips to keep in mind this summer:
- Water toys including floaties, noodles and plastic inner tubes do NOT protect against drowning.
- Most children who drown are not supervised.
- Be aware that even the most seasoned swimmers can still encounter trouble. Make sure swimmers don’t overestimate their skills and that they understand the importance of never swimming alone!