Thursday, July 23, 2015

Adult Swim: It's never too late to learn

Here at LPB we're big proponents of the Safer 3 message:
  • Safer Kids (swim lessons)
  • Safer Water (safety gates/nets, barriers)
  • Safer Response (caregivers trained in CPR, lifeguards etc.)
Drowning is the #1 cause of accidental death in children under age 5 in the US (and California). One of the layers of protection is "Safer Response", meaning you the parent or your childcare provider. Ask yourself this:

"If my child fell in the water and was struggling, could I swim to him in deep water or would we both potentially be at risk?"

Kids spending the week at grandma's house with a pool? Great! is it fenced and gated? Even better! Can grandma swim? Hmmm.....there's a missing layer. One of the things we teach our students during our annual Summer Safety Week is "never swim to a drowning person". Every year drowning deaths occur due to unsafe rescues. The only thing worse than someone drowning is their rescuer drowning with them.

LPB offers adult learn to swim classes at all 4 locations. We even offer special "adults only" 45 minute lessons at our Half Moon Bay location. If you or your childcare provider are not able to swim in deep water, you may be taking a risk of not providing a "Safer Response" in the event of an emergency.

But wait...there's more!

Swim lessons are also a great form of exercise for adults of all ages, shapes and sizes. It's rhythmic breathing and weightlessness adds an element of meditation in the mix, while getting the muscles moving and cardiovascular system pumping.

Still not sure? Give it a try for FREE! We offer free trial lessons at LPB.

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