Drowning is the number one cause of childhood accidental death under the age of 5 years old in the Western States. We strive to help drastically reduce these horrible statistics.
Safety for our participants and our instructors is our number one priority. We emphasize safety in all aspects of our program. Skills include jumping in the pool with clothes on and getting out, unassisted. Once every Quarter is Water Safety Week, in which we teach water safety and rescue skills to all students. Our program has had a great deal of positive feedback from parents regarding the skills which were learned and subsequently put to use in emergency situations.
Mandatory Safety Tips - “Layers of Protection” to insure drowning prevention.
1. CONTINUOUS SUPERVISION - Never leave your child unattended around any body of water.
2. FENCE YOUR POOL AND SPA - Fences and approved safety latches help to buy time if a child is
left unattended for a short period of time.
3. SWIMMING LESSONS - Swimming lessons will buy time if a child breaks through the primary
“layers of protection”
4. CPR & FIRST AID - Know CPR and First Aid if supervision and layers of protection are breached.
This knowledge is also helpful for many other emergency situations.
In 1998, our own ASAP non-profit (Aquatic Safety Awareness Program) was implemented to educate parents and students in an effort to enhance water safety in and around all bodies of water. Our instructors visit schools, grades K thru 2, to teach water safety tips while around any body of water. Let us know if you would like us in your preschool or classroom. We also attend the SCV Emergency Expo and other community functions. Year 2000 was our first annual spring Water Safety Day Expo, dubbed "April Pool's Day," with many community emergency sectors assisting in the fight against childhood drownings. Our staff Educational Director is a member of the National Drowning Prevention Alliance, the Orange County Drowning Prevention Network, the Swim for Life Foundation and Liaisons with the United States Swim School Association (USSSA) and the World Aquatic Baby Congress (WABC). Note: Please check with your doctor and get his or her approval before you begin any new fitness program to be sure it is suited for your needs.
If you would like to make a donation in service, product or dollars, let us know. We have an annual silent auction and other fundraising and water safety awareness events, and we would love to aknowledge your business in our program.