Goldfish Swim School celebrates free Water Safety Day May 12th

//Goldfish Swim School celebrates free Water Safety Day May 12th

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Goldfish Swim School water safety day - theCityMoms

Keeping kids safe in and around water is more than a profession for Andrew Joseph; it’s his passion, so needless to say he is pretty excited for Water Safety Day at Goldfish Swim School this Saturday. Andrew is the Area Manager of Goldfish Swim Schools, and his mission is to make sure that ALL children stay safe both in the pool and around water we encounter every day.

Water Safety Day, part of May’s Water Safety Month celebrations, takes place Saturday, May 12th at both Indianapolis-based Goldfish Swim School locations: Fishers from 3-5pm, and Carmel from 3:30-5:30pm. Andrew says families should expect interactive stations that teach children different aspects of water safety. They will learn what to do if they fall in a pool and also how to help their friends if they get in trouble. Goldfish will also be providing pizza and ice cream because staying safe makes us work up quite an appetite!

Goldfish Swim School water safety day - theCityMoms

Water Safety Day highlights an ongoing focus on safety at Goldfish Swim School. The methodology of the school is to teach children how to swim through a safety-based curriculum. Simple survival skills once mastered transition seamlessly into swimming technique. Safety first and swimming second is the emphasis at Goldfish.

In addition to managing Goldfish Swim School, Andrew is a father of two young boys, and he understands just how important water safety is, and he hopes that Goldfish swim school can alleviate the suffering that comes when a tragedy takes place with children and water. The research backs him up. Children who take formal swim lessons are 80% less likely to have an accident in the water.


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Andrew’s passion for water safety transcends the walls of the swim school, however, and he hopes to educate the community at large. Goldfish Swim School is a member of the Indiana Water Safety Coalition. Additionally, the school has partnered with local police departments, fire departments, parent teacher associations, IU Health, Indy Parks, and other community organizations to spread the message of water safety.

Can’t make it to Water Safety Day? Don’t fret. Andrew shared his go-to advice on keeping kids safe in the water:

  1. Wear a lifejacket. According to Andrew, this is the easiest way to prevent a tragedy.
  2. Talk to kids about water! Many parents take for granted that their kids know to stay away from retention ponds and to not swim alone. Have the conversation, he said, you won’t regret it.
  3. Choose a Water Watcher. Andrew urges parents to choose one dedicated person to be actively watching kids in the water. Not the lifeguard. Lifeguards provide oversight to a pool location and are often monitoring upwards of twenty kids, so it’s important to have eyes on your kiddos at ALL times.

It’s never too early (or too late) to start the conversation about water safety. 

MORE INFO: Goldfish Swim School is a premier learn-to-swim facility dedicated entirely to infants and children, ages four months to 12 years. They have two locations in the greater Indianapolis area: 271 Merchants Square Drive in Carmel and 11581 Geist Pavilion Drive in Fishers. Lessons are offered in a child-friendly environment on a family-friendly schedule. Visit goldfishswimschool.com or call {317} 810.0790 for additional details.

2018-05-08T14:44:39+00:00May 8th, 2018|
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