We have family members providing this life saving instruction for their little
children.Amazing what very young children can do with the proper
training.This little one may be an Olympic Star some day.
That's my daughter Elizabeth! We are so proud of her and honored the
Deseret News would feature her.
No need to worry where this child's safety is concerned. Teaching very
young to swim has been around a long time. It probably costs more than most
parents can spend. Swim lessons in community pools are usually reasonabley
priced but limited to age 5-6 or older. Recently in Denver, CO area,a child
drowned in the pool at the child care center where it stayed. You don't
have to own a pool for such accidents to happen. They shouldn't happen!
Responsible people should know that a child is safe, wherever it is. Check-out
daycare centers for any hazards, including pools there or next door. And let the
owner know you will not tolerate lax supervision!
Instead most experts in learn to swim along with the national office of the
American Red Cross and YMCA point to: fence the pool, shut the gate, supervise
by being with arms reach of your child, learn CPR and...teach your kids to swim
in developmentally appropriate steps. The training this child and others in the
comparatively few similar programs focusing on water survival is not and never
has been approved or accepted by the national offices listed above though it has
been around since the early 1960's. Reason? The training, particularly the
intitial training, (never taped)is considered too harsh and likely abusive. No
non-swimming adult would subject themselves to such forced training. Of course
the trainer never feels it is forced - they feel they are working their magic to
a good end. However the end does not justify the harsh training imposed by the
teacher at the parent's request nor would it be acceptable or agreeable for
overweight moms and dads to be locked in a closet until their weight dropped to
a healthy level - for their own good of course ;-) avoiding their life
threatening overweight condition. Get to a happy joyful parent - tot program.