Swimming is a life skill. It’s our motto here at SafeSplash for a reason! Learning to swim is often an iconic moment in a person’s life. It’s an activity that allows a person to experience life in a completely new way. Most importantly however, swimming is important to your child’s development and safety. In accordance with this philosophy, a recent study has highlighted the importance of swim lessons for children with Autism.
Swimming was something that young women, growing up in Denver, just didn't do. You should understand that in my Mom’s day there were no public swimming pools. To cool off on hot days, people went to the various lakes around the city. Typically, the boys and men would dive off docks into the cold lakes and would swim around, and the women and girls would sunbathe and wade in the shallow parts of the lake. Swimming lessons were nonexistent. The way that most people learned to swim was the “sink or swim” method: you were pushed into the water and either you made it back to the dock or someone would pull you out. So, like many people in that generation, my mom never learned to swim.
The year I was to turn 50, the triathlon came to town.
Amazing article discussing the high number of adults in the United States that have never learned to swim. We love our adult swimmers at SafeSplash and believe it, you will not be the only one! Swim lessons are fun for all ages, an amazing form of exercise for our bodies as we get older and learning to swim can save even adult lives! Check out the article from the New York Times, “A Stroke You Must Have.”