The importance of water safety and kids taking swim lessons


May is National Water Safety Awareness Month. Did you know that drowning is the number one cause of accidental death for kids ages 1-4? That’s why the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that kids take high-quality swim lessons to develop critical “water competency” skills like floating, getting in and out of the pool safely, etc. Josh Bitterman, Owner of Goldfish Swim School in Overland Park discusses which age kids can start learning how to swim and how Goldfish can teach them everything they need to know to be alert in and around water.

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Production engineer and certified swim coach. Full-time IT consultant, spare-time swimming aficionado. 2 sons, 2 daughters and a wife. President of the Faroe Islands Swimming Association. Likes to run :-)

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