Comments about ‘Utah swim schools teach lifesaving skills to babies as young as 4 months’

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Published: Tuesday, July 1 2014 7:05 p.m. MDT

Updated: Wednesday, July 9 2014 9:02 a.m. MDT

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wer
South Jordan, UT

While I have had no personal experience with this particular group, I do know that the decision to teach kids less than a year old has certain peril. The child is rewarded for getting in the water, so what happens when he/she goes unnoticed in the water? They swim until they are exhausted and then are helpless. What happens if the child goes in the water wearing a diaper? They sink like a rock.

Parents should be very careful about teaching toddlers or infants to be attracted to the water.

Bowl
murray, UT

You do the same thing by taking any kid in the water. They feel it is safe. At least this way they have some skills to better their chances of surviving. Yes, if no one notices they are gone, they may tire and still drown, but it still gives them precious time. Countless parents put their kids in floaties or vests, and this gives the exact same feeling of safety to a child, without the ability to actually do anything if heaven forbid they jump in a pool with no one watching.

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