Infant Swimming Classes Saving Lives

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Those behind Infant Swimming Resource say there are three layers of defense against the drowning of a child. First is supervision. Second is locks and pool alarms. However, if those fail – and sometimes they do – the third line of defense lies in the hands of a child.

Every summer we hear about it – children who slip away from the eyes of their guardians and fall into water. But what if when that child falls in, they could stay afloat, and more importantly, stay alive?

Five days a week at Healthtrax North Haven, Jody Mantie teaches one-on-one lessons with young children to help equip them with the skills to their lives. In a matter of weeks, children learn the know-how of preventing and accidental death.

Generally it takes about a month – five days a week 10 minutes a day – for infants to learn the rollback to float self rescue technique.

To learn more about the classes visit www.infantswim.com.

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2 comments

  • Celia

    I feel so bad for these children. They suffer so much during these classes and it is completely the parents fault. Ridiculous and bad parents for leaving their children unsupervised that they would need to do this in the first place. I blame the parents 100%. Very unprofessional Crystal Hall. Bad look for Fox CT.

  • Janice

    I agree with Celia. These parents must have nothing better to do that they would need to subject their innocent almost newborn children to this. The instructor must be a very apathetic woman to be able to do this. She can be compared to the likes of Andrea Yates and Susan Smith if she drowns babies and children for a living. I believe that parents only do this so that they have things to talk about with their friends. So that they can put up a front to their friends and act like their good mothers and fathers when in reality their lives are full of garbage. These classes should be called, "Bad Parenting 101." Sick.