Swim School Stresses Water Safety Year Round

With more than 37 years of experience, The British Swim School has become a leader in water safety and survival for children of all ages. Our British Swim School NJ The Oranges offers free water safety presentations to all local community schools, preschools and day care centers.
Through the use of fun and interactive activities, children and their parents are taught the importance of being safe in and around the water. Passionate about water safety education, call 201-895-8595.
Debunking Some Myths / Some Sad Facts
 Drownings or near-drownings can happen to anyone.
 Most drownings are silent.
 It can happen in less than 20 seconds.
 Drowning is the #1 cause of accidental death for children between the ages of 1-4. (CDC)
 It can happen in less than one inch of water. (CDC)
 70% of preschool drownings happen while the child is in the care of one or both parents. In 75% of the cases, the child was missing from sight for five minutes or less. (Orange County, CA Fire Authority)
 Only 56% of adults who say they can swim are able to perform five critical water safety skills. (American Red Cross)
 According to The American Academy of Pediatrics, most children over the age of one may be at a lower risk of drowning if they have had some formal swimming instruction.
 The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s latest data shows there were, on average, 351 reported fatal child drownings in pools and spas in 2015 involving children younger than 15. Of those, 266 (or 76 percent) involved children younger than five. Other key findings include:
 Annually, 73 percent of the hospital emergency room-treated nonfatal drowning injuries (2015 – 2017) involved children younger than five.
 Male children younger than 15 had twice as many fatal drownings as female children of the same age.
 From 2015 through 2017, an estimated average of 6,400 children younger than 15 years old were reportedly treated in hospital emergency rooms for nonfatal drowning injuries in pools or spas.
 Between 2015 and 2017, residential locations made up 74 percent of reported fatal drowning incidents, and at last 45 percent of reported nonfatal drowning incidents for children younger than 15.
 In addition, residential locations dominated reported incidents involving victims younger than five, with 54 percent of nonfatal drowning injuries among that age group from 2015 through 2017– and 85 percent for fatal drownings from 2013 through 2015 – all occurring at a residence.
The majority of the estimated hospital emergency room-treated, nonfatal drowning injuries for 2015 through 2017, and the reported fatal drownings for 2013 through 2015, were associated with pools, versus spas.
British Swim School is the premier provider of water-survival and learn-to-swim lessons, offering classes for customers throughout Essex County in our Livingston and Fairfield, ages 3-months old children to adults. With a history of more than 37 years, British Swim School currently teaches more than 16,000 students per week nationwide, using signature and award-winning methodology. Developed and refined by a former national swimmer for England, the goal-oriented program focuses on individualized learning in small groups of 4:1.
Highly-trained professional instructors give individual attention to each child, to make sure they progress as fast as possible. Lessons are always fun. https://britishswimschool.com/NewJerseyTheOranges/.

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