Did you know that May is National Water Safety Month? At Carmel Swim Academy, safety is one of our core values. We want to ensure that every child in our community has the opportunity to learn how to swim, it could save their life one day. As our Aquatics Director Nicole Bills shares, “Every child should learn to be safe in or outside of the water regardless if they want to be on a swim team or not. Swimming is the only sport which can save a child’s life.”
Drowning is the leading cause of injury death for children ages one to four, and the second-leading cause of injury death for children ages five to nine. More than 8,700 children visited the Emergency Room for a drowning event in 2017. If a parent does not know how to swim, there is only a 13% chance a child in that household will learn how to swim. The statistics are jarring, but one holds quite a bit of hope: Participation in formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88% amongst children ages one to four.
Carmel Swim Academy will provide a wide range of aquatics programming to help your child learn how to swim in a way that is engaging, fun, and comfortable for your family. While we are under construction and when we restart operations once it is safe to do so after the COVID-19 closure, your family can participate in our swim lessons at the Carmel Aquatics Center at Carmel High School or PrimeLife Enrichment Center in Carmel. Check out our full list of program offerings HERE.
Together, we can empower your child with critical skills and confidence to be safe around the water.
Looking for specific water safety tips while we’re closed? Check out the following resources: