National Learn to Swim Day

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This post was sponsored by SwimWays as part of an Activation for Influence Central. I received products to facilitate my review.

I have shared this on this blog before but we are a water family. We spend just about every free minute we can get during the summer either at the lake, our neighborhood pools, or the beach. We started our little guy in the water at a very young age and thankfully he also loves the water and (much to my fear) has no fear himself of the water at all. 

We started him out last summer in the baby pool and thanks to the I-C #SwimWays baby float quickly made our way to the 'big kid' pool. He loved it. Laid back, relaxed, splashing his hands and enjoying the water. And thankfully this year was the exact same story. 

The SwimWays baby float can be bought from Toys R Us among other retails. The Baby Spring Float is the perfect product to introduce baby to the water for the first time like we did last summer or for a little more experienced toddler to lay back and enjoy the water. I especially love the SPF sun roof feature so our little guy does not get burnt. SwimWays has created the Swim Steps line of products like this one to help children become confident swimmers. I would argue that for little ones the SwimWays Baby Spring Float is the single best float on the market today; it’s the perfect product to introduce baby to the water for the first time.

As fun as water is it is also very dangerous. The number cause of death in children under three each year is drowning. Pretty scary statistic. With how much our family is around the water it is EXTREMELY important to me to not only make sure our little guy is comfortable around water but knows how to swim. National Learn to Swim Day is May 21st. This day is designed to remind parents to kick off summer safely by teaching their children water safety and to consider enrolling your child in swim lessons. SwimWays believes that swimming is an important life skill and that all children should have the opportunity to learn to swim. This will be the fifth annual National Learn to Swim Day. We are actively working with our little guy to teach him the basics like kicking his feet, blowing bubbles, and jumping in the pool to us and are excited to have enrolled him in swim lessons with a certified instructor this summer. Water safety is no joke and should not be taken lightly. I found this website which has some great tips on what to teach your little one so they are safe and confident in the water. 

What do you you do to ensure water safety with your little ones? Any tips on teaching a baby to swim you have found helpful?

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