Parent Resources

Every student that graduates from the Coastal Swim Academy is an ambassador for survival. The influence of a six-month-old, capable of self-rescue and floating at the community pool impacts every parent that sees that child and wants the same level of skill and ability for their child. Hundreds to thousands of children will survive in-water incidents, families and communities will be spared the devastation of loss and our pools and bodies of water in Pearland, TX and everywhere our students travel will be safer because of CSA.

 

View the resources below to help keep your family safer and learn about the benefits of swim lessons!  

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A Water Watcher wears a tag to designate them as the responsible adult that guards the pool. They pledge to stay near the pool, supervise the kids and not leave their area. If they need to leave the area for whatever reason, they need to find a responsible replacement and hand the replacement the Water Watcher Tag. Download your very own tag below! 

Water Watcher Tag – Girl

Water Watcher Tag – Boy

Rates of fatality increase dramatically for children with access to pools and large bodies of water (i.e. oceans, coastal waterways, lakes, etc.). It is impossible to underscore the value and importance of enhanced water skills training for children, young adults and anyone lacking in fundamental self-rescue skills when in the water.

Young children can drown in less than 2 inches of water. That means drowning can happen in a sink, toilet bowl, fountains, buckets, inflatable pools, or small bodies of standing water around your home, such as ditches filled with rainwater or large puddles.

Self-rescue training and enhanced familiarity in the water can help mitigate risks and make the split-second difference needed to survive an in-water incident. The devastation that rips through families and communities as a result of a drowning can be minimized with this type of water skills training.

Countless studies have highlighted the exceptional emotional and mental benefits of self-rescue water training. Students demonstrated heightened self-confidence, elevated brain activity and significant improvements in self and situational awareness.

When a child reaches the water alone, the difference between “tragedy” and “miracle” is a matter of inches and seconds…face down or face up. At Coastal Swim Academy we give infants, toddlers, children adults the skills they need to save themselves if the need were to arise while giving them a foundation for a lifetime of fun, safe, enjoyment of the water. 

Winter clothes are about as far away from a bathing suit as you can get, which is exactly why each Coastal Swim Academy student learns to complete the ISR Self-Rescue™ sequence or Learn to Swim Skills fully clothed….oftentimes in heavier winter clothes. Accidents are unplanned, and the majority of children who drown do so dressed for the day; their mommies and daddies weren’t planning on them being in the water.

Accidents are unplanned. With so much cold weather blanketing the U.S., hot tubs enjoy a spike in popularity. Please remember that children can reach the water alone any time of the year, and children as young as 6 months old can learn to save their own lives if the need were to arise. A moment’s inattention shouldn’t cost a child her life. 

As responsible and loving parents, you do all you can to protect you children by installing locks, fences, and alarms around the house to protect them. However, it is important to remember that those safety measures don’t follow your family to the lake, beach, water park, or a friend’s house down the street. Each year we hear from responsible parents wanting to turn their heartbreak into something positive for other families; and overwhelmingly, their tragedy occurred outside their home. Constant supervision and a skilled swimmers are portable. 

Swimmers are on average 23.25 months ahead of their non-swimming peers. Download this PDF for more detail!