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Swimways started National Learn To Swim Day in 2012 and plans it for the 3rd Saturday each May. 2018’s National Learn To Swim Day is slated for Saturday, May 19th this year. The Teach Me To Swim site from Swimways is an excellent start for any new parent. The love of water comes before children can swim. Encouraging water safety and lessons early on, can not only become an extra curricular activity but save your child’s life.
SwimWays has been an industry leader in helping children learn to swim, creating amazing swim products for families, and promoting water safety as evidenced by SwimWays founding this day. Their main focus is parent education and water safety.
Living in Florida, by the time my son was two and a half he was already in swim lessons. The stories of accidental drownings is all too real. Many times, parents are just feet away. Water is intriguing and splashing is fun. I personally advocate for children learning to swim before any other extra curricular activity is even considered. Swimming is not only a life lesson but can be an amazing sport growing up. I mean, it is an Olympic sport!
The opportunity for children to learn to swim not only keeps them safe but let’s them grow in so many ways. From strong breathing to floating, and of course the fun tricks and love of slides for pools and water parks.
A favorite item that we used to teach Davin to swim a few years ago and get in our above ground pool was the Swimways Baby Spring Float Sun Canopy. This is also the very first swim gear I suggest to new parents.
Now that my niece is walking and really showing a love for water, keeping her safe while learning is essential. She not only fell in love with her Baby Spring Float Sun Canopy, but it let her stay close to Davin while he encouraged her to blow bubbles, turn herself, and kick.
The adjustable and removable canopy with 50+ UPF sun protection is easy to snap on and off. It folds easy for travel and storage with an included bag, dries very quickly, and is easy to inflate and deflate as needed. You don’t need to take my word for it, the Baby Spring Float Sun Canopy has been a 4 & 5 star rated swim float for years and is the #1 selling baby float in the U.S.
My niece, Princess Pebbles loves it, Davin wishes he still fit in it, as it is meant for children 9-24 months old, he has been having fun with his other Swimways products, they make many! Fun and safety go hand in hand when learning to swim! Make sure you check out National Swim Day and seek out local classes for your child(ren).
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Author: Nichole Arnold
I’m the owner of Mommy Needs a Bottle . I’m a 30- something wine enthusiast that resides in Tampa, FL. I love family traditions, traveling, cooking, baking, reading, fashion, tattoos, beauty products, and being a Mommy! I have a background in marketing, public relations, copywriting, and sales.