The Importance of Swim Safety

Published On: April 4th, 2024Categories: Updates, Wellness Center


Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death in the U.S. for children ages one to four, highlighting the importance of teaching children swimming and water survival skills.

Research shows that just a single month of formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning in children by 88 percent.

“Swimming is much more than a great workout,” says Dawn Bourgeois, Create Heathy Wellness Center director. “It’s a valuable life skill that helps keep children safe and gives parents and guardians peace of mind, especially during the summer, when families spend more time around water.”

In addition to reducing the risk of fatal drowning accidents, swimming lessons and classes help prevent non-fatal drowning injuries. Almost 40 percent of drownings treated in an emergency department require further hospitalization, and drowning injuries can cause serious brain damage and even long-term disabilities.

Swim Classes & Lessons for Children at the Create Healthy Wellness Center

Private and group swim lessons are open and available all year for beginner, intermediate, and advanced swimmers. Lessons feature customizable schedules and times so that everyone can participate.

Learn to Swim classes for children start in June, and anyone interested in a class or lesson can call 830-997-1355 to register for a class or to schedule private swimming lessons.

All lessons are American Red Cross courses led by certified water safety instructors. Learn more about each program and lessons here.

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World’s Largest Swimming Lesson

June 20 | 1:00 p.m. | Create Healthy Wellness Center | FREE Event

The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ (WLSL) is a global water safety event focused on teaching life-saving water competency skills to help prevent drowning and make water recreation more fun and building awareness about the vital importance of teaching kids to swim.

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