Category Archives: Learn

Swimways and USA Swimming Foundation Dive into New Partnership to Help Children Learn to Swim on National Learn to Swim Day

Saturday, May 21, was the fifth annual National Learn to Swim Day! This year’s event marks the beginning of our partnership with the USA Swimming Foundation, and we couldn’t be more honored to work with this amazing organization. Read all about the event and our new partnership in the press release.

National Learn to Swim Day 2016

National Learn to Swim Day 2016

See all the ways people celebrated learn to swim day around the world in our Storify post:

 

National Learn to Swim Day is an annual event that takes the third Saturday each May to raise awareness of the importance of teaching children how to swim to prevent drowning. Even though the official holiday is over, you can make any day learn to swim day by signing up for swim lessons, taking a water safety class, and many other ways! Visit our resources page on TeachMeToSwim.com for more ideas.

 

Save the Date for the 5th Annual National Learn to Swim Day on Saturday, May 21

Save the date for the 5th annual National Learn to Swim Day on Saturday, May 21!

We started National Learn to Swim Day five years ago as part of water safety month to help raise awareness about the importance of learning to swim to help prevent childhood drowning*. Read the press release for more information on the history of this event, learn more about how you can get involved at the National Learn to Swim Day website, and get tips on how to host your own National Learn to Swim Day event.

*Did you know that drowning is the leading cause of death for children ages 1-4? Help turn this tragedy around by teaching your kids to swim and practicing water safety with your family. Share this infographic online to help spread the word.

Join us for the 5th annual National Learn to Swim Day!

Join us for the 5th annual National Learn to Swim Day on Saturday, May 21! Learn more at TeachMeToSwim.com.

Steps to Swimming Success - Step 3

Steps to Swimming Success – Step 3

Learn to Swim Videos

This is the third in a series of three blog posts where we walk you through the steps to swimming success with your child. In the first blog post we talked about Swim Step 1 and making your child’s first time in the water comfortable and happy, in the second blog post we outlined Swim Step 2 and how you can help your toddler build water confidence by exploring the water. In our final blog post in this series we take a look at Swim Step 3 and how you can help your child ease into swimming on their own by using the appropriate tools and instruction. Former U.S. Coast Guard rescue swimmer, Mario Vittone, joins us again as narrator. So let’s take a look at Swim Step 3 – Swim Training.  Continue reading

Steps to Swimming Success - Step 2

Steps to Swimming Success – Step 2

Learn to Swim Videos

This is the second in a series of three blog posts where we walk you through the steps to Swimming Success. In our first blog post in this series we talked about Swim Step 1 and making your child’s first time in the water a comfortable and happy one. In this blog post we’ll go over how you can help your toddler build confidence in the water and set them up for future swim training success. Mario Vittone joins us once again as narrator. Let’s make a splash together with Swim Step 2 – Water Exploration.  Continue reading