Do you have big plans for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend? Thinking about hitting the pool, beach or water park with your family? You are certainly not alone. Many families are planning water-related fun for Memorial Day Weekend to kick off summer -- but families need to make water safety a part of those plans as well.
Sadly, every year communities across the country are impacted by drowning or near-drowning incidents and New Jersey is no different. Water-related accidents can happen fast and parents need to be aware of ways to keep kids safer around water. Pools and beaches are usually even more crowded than usual during the summer holiday weekends so these safety considerations are more important than ever as we head into Memorial Day weekend.
What do parents need to know when it comes to water safety?
Drowning is the leading cause of injury death to children ages one to four—and the second leading cause of injury death for children ages one to 14, according to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition to the drownings reported, many children also suffer other water-related injuries each summer. This is a topic that every family needs to be aware of.
Goldfish Swim School has a Water Safety Program that we bring to local schools, day care centers, summer camps and community groups to educate kids and families about water safety basics. We are happy to bring this FREE, engaging program to interested community organizations to teach kids the basics of water safety. We encourage any interested organizations to reach out to us to schedule a water safety presentation.
Goldfish Swim School provides swim instruction to children ages 4 months to 12 years in a unique setting with highly trained instructors, small class sizes (max 4:1 student-teacher ratio), shiver-free 90-degree pools, and a state-of-the-art water purification system. Goldfish Swim School has locations in Wyckoff and Livingston (opening September 2017). Please visit the website for more information: goldfishswimschool.
Wyckoff: 327 Franklin Avenue, Wyckoff, NJ 07481. 201-254-3474
Livingston: 277 Eisenhower Parkway, Livingston, NJ 07039. 973-664-SWIM