School has already started for most of the children around here. Our youngest started pre-k this year. Where does time go?

 

Speaking of school…The School of Yaya’s Fishes will continue into the Fall. Even though our schedules have changed, the weather continues to be warm enough for outside activities. Pools are still open and trips to the lake still planned.

 Little ones are curious and carefree making the threat of water accidents still possible. So, as you are thinking about preparing your children with life skills they need for their future, remember the importance of enrolling your children into our S.A.F.E Swim training that equips them with the survival skills crucial to being in and around water.

As your family begins this new school year keep in mind…The School of Yaya’s Fishes is still taking new students, starting at 6 months.

We will continue our endeavor to train and equip as many infants, toddlers, and children as possible, making this a safer Jonesboro and Northeast Arkansas.

 

Remember…drowning is silent…if they are screaming they are breathing.

 

Here’s to your lil one earning their fins!

 

Yaya

 Swimming Lessons for Infants and Toddlers

I’ve heard it called everything from essential life saving skills to the torture of water boarding. To on lookers, sometimes strangers and sometimes family, infant swimming lessons appear cruel and uncalled for. The new student is “taken” from the parent, many times kicking and screaming, and introduced to the pool. This is just the first in many scary events over the next few weeks. Next, the precious little one hears the call to action, “Ready…Go” and suddenly these little ones grow eight arms and ten legs, trying to cling to anything they can latch on, to no avail. The instructor hears them take a quick breath to scream and that’s the cue…into the water, face first they go. Only to be lifted out of the water by another strange person who repeats the process. Then, on to the back…. The screams that were stifled by the water at first are at full tilt now. What child likes to be “put” on their back…in water? Really? And just to be brought back the next day for more. To me this doesn’t sound like much fun or even  necessary. Until, one day I heard a mama tell the story of the day she was working around their pool, when she looked up to see that her 3 year old had stepped off into water over her head. The mama stood amazed as she watched her precious little one put her newly learned life saving skills into action and reached safety.

Convinced???

Ok, let me ask you a question. Have you ever heard a child drown? Nope? And you probably won’t. Witnesses of children falling into a pool have said that  all they heard was a soft “plunk” and then nothing….No sound!!!! Drowning is silent. Don’t have a pool? It could happen in a bath tub.

So, next time you are deciding whether or not infant/toddler swimming lessons are worth it, remember this:  If they are screaming they are breathing.

Here’s to your little one earning their fins!

Yaya