Monday, June 18, 2018

Teaching Survival Swimming to LIttle Ones

It's that time of years when little children fall into swimming pools. We have a Kreitzer family tradition. Aunt Alice teaches the little ones "under-bubbles-kick," a survival swimming method. Little ones, even tiny ones, learn to swim to the wall and pull themselves out. They are discouraged from swimming to a person. If the baby turns back, he's redirected toward the wall. This method is no replacement for vigilance, but it adds extra security and the sooner children are made water safe, the better.

A big thank you to our daughter Alice for helping one of the youngest of the grandchildren be safer in the water. Good job, Charlie!