Annual Event Provides the Perfect Opportunity to Raise Awareness About the Importance of Teaching Children to Swim
Held on the third Saturday of May each year, National Learn to Swim Day falls on May 16 this year. We founded this learn to swim awareness event in 2012 after learning that drowning is the second-leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for children ages one to 14. We also discovered that from 2010-13 drowning was actually the leading cause of unintentional injury death in the U.S. for children ages 1-4.
National Learn to Swim Day is a swimming celebration. It’s a day dedicated to educating parents and guardians, and their children, about water safety and the importance and benefits of learning to swim. We encourage families and communities nationwide to celebrate in their own way, if you’re stuck for ideas, visit our National Learn to Swim Day hub www.teachmetoswim.com for tools and resources.
Two Easy Ways Your Can Help Raise Awareness
We know not everyone can host a learn to swim event. You can join the National Learn to Swim Day movement online by taking part in the conversation or sharing with your friends and family.
- Join the learn to swim conversation during the @MomCentral and @SwimWays Twitter party at 1 p.m EDT on Friday, May 15.
- Share the National Learn to Swim Day infographic on Twitter and Facebook. If you’d like to host this file on your own website, simply click here to grab the embed code.
To learn more about National Learn to Swim Day and get tools and resources to help you and your child on the learn to swim journey, visit: www.teachmetoswim.com