Our guest this week is Lisa Cook founder of kidSwim water safety expert. She is a veteran aquatic instructor and coach with decades of experience teaching families to be safe and less anxious in the water.
She created a developmental swim method that teaches kids to love the water at each age and stage, by focusing on specific motor/communication/sensory skill development. She believes when it comes to water safety, we should meet each child at where they are developmentally. Once they’ve gained confidence and acquired specific water skills, we can push them beyond their comfort zone.
Here’s what you’ll learn in this episode:
The right age to get your child comfortable in water
The do's and don'ts of water safety.
The best age to start lessons and how many years of lessons she recommends for all children to be officially, "Water Safe."
How to decide between group classes or private lessons and why we are our children's most valuable asset for water safety.
She gives us insights on how to raise children who love to swim and have a full understanding on how to swim in different situations.
As we prepare for Summer pool and beach time, you don't want to miss this episode about how to have fun and be safe with your kiddos!
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- Buy a portable pool to get your kids exposed to the water
- Re-Usable Swim Diapers - They are better for the environment and work better than swim trunks.
- Make it a habit to use SPF for your child. For babies, don’t forget to rub SPF into their scalps. Here are the ones we recommend: Badger Sunscreen, Thinksport