HOW TO KEEP YOUR KIDS SAFE IN THE SWIMMING POOL
As swim instructors and parents, we know how often you have to say, or scream “walk, don’t run!” at the pool. But the hazards aren’t simply on the swimming pool deck. The average natatorium can be more dangerous than you think. Allow us to explain.
EVEN THE CLEANEST POOL CAN BE SLIPPERY, LEADING TO NASTY HEAD INJURIES
The surfaces around a swimming pool are constantly wet for obvious reasons. What isn’t so obvious is what comes from the constant water. Remember, all that water makes it easy for algae to grow, so even a treated deck can be quite slippery. Since this is gross and a safety hazard, it’s vital to caution kids not to run to avoid falls and injury.
ONLY ONE FOOT SHOULD LEAVE THE GROUND AT A TIME: FOOLPROOF OR FALL-PROOF?
Children love to mimic sharks, fish, and mermaids while they swim. And the additional speed that a pair of swim fins gives can make imaginative games even more fun. There is no arguing this. That being said, children must learn that flippers aren’t safe to walk in outside of the water. Because of this, our instructors teach children to walk backward to minimize tripping if they step outside of the pool in fins. This saves tears, knees, and parents’ patience.
MOST SPORTS REQUIRE HEAD PROTECTION
Swimming isn’t typically thought of as an aggressive sport. “Challenge accepted,” says every kid ever. But, as anyone could guess, all children can rough-house during a day at the swimming pool. Therefore, you should always teach children to avoid shallow diving, aggressive dunking, and other risky behaviors.
Give yourself peace of mind during every swim lesson by outfitting your child in the world’s only protective swim cap. The Hammer Head® swim cap is designed to minimize head injuries in swimming pools and open water alike. You can keep your kid in the pool and out of trouble with this unique swim cap.
PROTECT THEIR EYES EVERY TIME YOU PUT ON SUNSCREEN
Eyes are just as vulnerable to sunburn and skin cancer as the rest of the body. So if your children are wearing sunscreen, their eyes should be protected as well. This seems obvious when stated like that. Unfortunately, UV damage accumulates over a lifetime, so don’t miss your chance to protect your children’s precious eyes with swim goggles like Frogglez that have 100% UV protection. Alongside UV protection, Frogglez kid's swim goggles have a flexible silicone frame, making them so comfortable that many kids leave them on all day. In addition, Frogglez goggles are adjustable, so kids can wear them for years at a time.
SEEING CLEARLY UNDERWATER
Children are safer and more confident swimmers underwater when they can see clearly. That’s why Frogglez swimming goggles have lightly tinted lenses without obstructions that block underwater vision. In addition, there is an anti-fog coating that minimizes condensation on the lens, making it easier to see underwater. Frogglez has combined comfort and safety to truly make the best kid’s swim goggles.