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Parents' Blog

Having the Water Safety Conversation

October 17, 2019

Water safety is an important topic of discussion to have with children. Occasionally, a parent will ask me to explain to their child or children the importance of behaving a certain way in or near the water.  Based on my observations over the years there is a general lack of knowledge about water safety.

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Swimming…A Life Skill That Opens Doors to Life Experiences!

April 19, 2018

No other sport in the world opens doors to Life Experiences like swimming does.  How many Life Experience would you have missed out on had you not known how to swim? 

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Water Safety: What to Know About Dry Drowning

July 05, 2017

Dry drowning and secondary drowning have recently been in the news with the death of a Texas toddler suffering from this condition.  It is frightening for parents to read stories like this because they want to keep their children safe. We want to empower, educate, and bring awareness to this issue so you and your family can stay safe this summer. Here are some tips and reading material so you are prepared and aware! 

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Water Safety: May is Drowning Prevention Month

May 06, 2017

May is Drowning Prevention Month. It is a dire subject, but being water safe is a major part of our mission here at SafeSplash. With Summer around the corner, more families will be visiting the local pool or body of water and it is a good time to reevaluate your water safety practices. Please take a moment to read some water safety tips below by the National Drowning Prevention Alliance

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SafeSplash Ohio's Bill Wadley Featured in Swimming World Magazine

May 03, 2017

SafeSplash Ohio's Bill Wadley is no stranger to success. Awarded Coach of the Year in 2010 by the NCAA Big Ten, having coached 16 Olympians and 30 World Ranked swimmers: the man is a coaching phenomenon. Now after 34 years of coaching, the Ohio State Buckeye head coach has announced his retirement at the end of March. Recently, Swimming World News wrote about the coach who believes " swimming statistics are not nearly as important as the growth that occurs from the process."
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