National Learn to Swim Day is Saturday, May 18! Will your kids be celebrating? #SwimSteps

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I can’t tell you how excited my kids are for summer break!  Day after day splashing in the pool.  We are super lucky to have a pool in our subdivision!

Being pregnant and having morning sickness, I didn’t get much of a chance to teach my kids important swimming skills last summer.  I did put them in a swim class while we were on vacation in Utah, but they really didn’t learn much more than they already knew.  I’m so excited to get them swimming this summer.

This Saturday, May 18th is National Learn to Swim Day!


Swimways is encouraging families around the country to participate in National Learn to Swim Day by signing children up for swimming lessons, hosting a National Learn to Swim Day event or committing to learning to swim this summer.

All summer long, Swimways will be working with Mario Vittone, former Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue Swimmer and instructor and water safety expert, to bring expert water safety tips to Swim Steps’ dedicated website

“Whether a child is in a bathtub or at a backyard barbeque, whenever a body of water is present, the risk of drowning exists,” said Vittone. “It is important that adults are aware of the risk factors, and educate both themselves and their children about water safety not only on National Learn to Swim Day, but throughout the year as well.”

SwimWays’ Swim Steps program is a three-step program that features colorful swim-training aids specially designed to help parents teach kids to swim at home. The first step of the program is designed to introduce and comfortably support babies in the water; step two products give children the ability and freedom to explore as they develop confidence and learn to balance and paddle (two important pre-swimming skills); and step three products provide graduated support, helping kids to feel empowered and confident as they strengthen and perfect their swimming skills.

In addition to these tips, families can download free materials and resources on the site, including a swimming certificateNational Learn to Swim Day party invitationcoloring sheets and more!

Have an awesome National Learn to Swim Day!  And remember, if you don’t have a pool at your home or housing development, check out your local recreation center or YMCA.

How will you be celebrating National Learn to Swim Day?



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  1. I love that there is a printable swim certificate! How cool! Teaching my kids to swim is an absolute #1 priority for me - it's so important!
  2. Swimming is such an important lesson, I also need to get my daughter enrolled in a swim class.
  3. I really need to get my son involved in some lessons. He loves the water but doesn't know how to swim.
  4. I am all for anything that teaches kids to swim - I think this is a great idea!! I had no idea it was a national day!
  5. Great tips! We are waiting anxiously for it to warm up enough to swim in the pool!
  6. Great idea and tips! I think I will be signing them up for lessons this weekend!!
  7. My kids are too old for swim lessons, but I know they are SO important!!!!!
  8. Since it will be too cold for us to head to the pool, I will make sure that all my paperwork is in order for summer camp so that they can jump right in the pool for lessons.
  9. Fun way to teach a valuable skill. A very important safety issue too.
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