NBC News Interviews Miss Julie of Swim With Mr. Blue Following Coral Springs Drowning Tragedy - Annual South Florida Drowning Problem can be Prevented with Swim Lessons

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NBC 6 talks to Miss Julie about how to prevent child-drowning deaths in south Florida. Watch http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Recent-Drownings-Put-Focus-On-Water-Safety-257560881.html.

We feel like we owe a lot to Julie. Money seems irrelevant when it comes to the prevention of our children drowning. We NEED to know that our children will know what to do if they accidentally fall into the pool. Thank you..

NBC 6 News spoke with Miss Julie, owner of Swim Mr. Blue this past week, following the tragic drowning death of a three-year-old boy in Coral Springs. Miss Julie founded Swim With Mr. Blue in 2007, and her team specializes in the swim instruction of children starting as early as 6 months of age, and they focus on making children ‘swim safe’ in just five days.

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“Children do not understand the dangers of the water,” Miss Julie stated. Miss Julie went on to explain that as adults, we see the big picture; we know of the potential danger that exists with pools and bodies of water. If children see a toy in the water, they will reach for that toy, because they are not familiar with what could potentially occur.

The grim truth is that Florida loses more children under age 5 to drowning than any other state in the nation. Florida also has the highest number of drowning deaths nationwide in children ages 1 - 14. Drowning is the #1 cause of death in children ages 1 – 4, with 71% of drowning deaths occurring in residential swimming pools. It is 100% preventable.

Swim With Mr. Blue teaches children in Coral Springs and Parkland how to swim to safety in just 5 days. Arm your child with life saving tools that prevent drowning.

The most important and crucial tool to prevent drowning is teaching children how to swim. At a young age, a child who has the ability to react quickly and get back to safety in the event that he or she falls into the water is the difference between life and death. This skill can be learned in as little as five days.

Just as someone would not send their child to school without the proper tools to succeed, one cannot send their child outside of their home without the proper tools for survival – water is everywhere in South Florida – pools, canals, water retention ponds, drainage ditches, streams. If a child goes outdoors, it is most likely that he or she will come in contact with water.

When many children come in contact with water and don’t have the ability to swim, they become fearful and panicked. This hinders their chance of survival. The first order of business at Swim with Mr. Blue is to build a child’s comfort level in the water, and reduce their anxiety. The primary goal after that is to make the child ‘swim safe’ in 5 days, regardless of their prior swim experience. Swim With Mr. Blue focuses on strengthening the child’s swimming ability and teaching him or her important life saving techniques.

Coral Springs and Parkland Residents: Swim With Mr. Blue teaches children vital skills to survive independently in the water.

Swim with Mr. Blue specializes in the swim instruction of children and adults of all ages, as well as children with special needs. Instruction is available at all levels: beginner, intermediate, and competitive. Swim With Mr. Blue also provides CPR and First Aid Training – essential skills for all parents to have.

Don’t wait a minute longer. Summer is around the corner. Contact Swim With Mr. Blue today at: (954) 956 – 9955 to learn more and book swim instruction for your child. OR, visit: http://swimwithmrblue.com today for more information.

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