May is National Water Safety Month

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May is National Water Safety Month and today is International Water Safety Day. British Swim School (BSS) is committed to using this platform to help families avoid water tragedies.

By taking the steps to learn swimming skills and water safety, you are protecting yourself and your loved ones.

May is National Water Safety Month and today is International Water Safety Day. British Swim School (BSS; http://www.britishswimschool.com) is committed to using this platform to help families avoid water tragedies. According to the CDC, approximately ten people die from unintentional drowning every single day in the United States. Of these drownings, two are aged 14 or younger. Drowning ranks fifth among the leading causes of unintentional injury death in the U.S.

“Kids' swimming lessons are a fun rite of passage, but they are also classes of survival techniques,” said Rita Goldberg, founder and CEO of British Swim School. “It is our mission to ensure that babies, kids and adults anywhere within our reach can come learn basic water skills. Together, we can change drowning statistics.”

Visit http://www.britishswimschool.com to take a Safe Swimmer Pledge, download water safety tips, sign up for swimming lessons and learn more about British Swim School’s mission and purpose.

“I am deeply saddened every time I read a news story about a preventable water death. It can happen anywhere and there is no family immune to the potential of a water tragedy,” added Goldberg. “By taking the steps to learn swimming skills and water safety, you are protecting yourself and your loved ones.”

Here are a few water safety tips, courtesy of the International Swimming Hall of Fame. Download these and many more at http://britishswimschool.com/takethepledge:

  • Teach children water safety and swimming skills as early as possible.
  • Always brief babysitters on water safety, emphasizing the need for constant supervision.
  • Appoint a designated watcher to monitor children during social gatherings at or near pools.
  • Maintain constant visual contact with children in a pool or pool area. If a child is missing, check the pool first; seconds count in preventing death or disability.
  • Never allow a young child in a pool without an adult.
  • Never prop the gate to a pool area open.

The British Swim School method was developed by Founder Rita Goldberg and has evolved over the last 33 years. To look for a British Swim School near you, visit http://www.britishswimschool.com.

About British Swim School
Rita Goldberg, a former national swimmer in Britain, founded British Swim School in 1981. Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, British Swim School (BSS) currently operates in more than 50 pools in six states in the U.S. and internationally in Turkey.

Goldberg developed the unique and highly effective teaching methods that are a recognized trademark of BSS. The organization provides water safety survival and swimming lessons to more than 6,000 students per week and conducted more than 250,000 swimming lessons in 2014.

BSS is ranked in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500, one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Top 50 New Franchises” and “The 10 Types of Franchises to Watch in 2015”. British Swim School is also aligned with the Safer3 Water Safety Foundation, whose mission is to “protect every life from drowning through education and heightened water safety awareness”. For more information, visit http://www.britishswimschool.com and like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/BritishSwimSchools.

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