The idea of having a swimming pool at home is for fun, and the safer everything is, the more people can relax and enjoy it. Swimming pools can present a danger to young children, with many drowning in pools each year across Australia.
Maybe this is an unfortunate statistic that will never be fully eradicated, but with proper safety precautions in place, including a pool fence and gates that meet government standards, this number should continue to fall.
One of the most important things pool owners who are parents can do is have their children taught to swim at a very young age. You would be surprised just how quickly even toddlers can learn the art of keeping themselves afloat and getting to the side of the pool. Of course young children should always be supervised whilst in the pool no matter how well they can swim, but having them taught to swim will not only make your swimming pool a safer environment for them, it will equip them with useful skills that will serve them well for the rest of their lives.
There is a definite confidence boost that comes with learning new skills, and at a young age this can be a huge blessing for a child. And if they show some real talent and potential with swimming, who knows what they could possibly accomplish in the years ahead.
Professional swimming lessons will not only tech children to swim, the older ones can also learn things like swimming pool safety, resuscitation techniques and even first aid procedures, depending on what type of course you enrol them in.
Australia is surrounded by ocean and abounds with many natural waterways as well as backyard swimming pools. It only makes sense living in this wonderful country of ours that our children should be taught to swim as soon as possible, equipping them with skills that could save their own life or even the lives of others.
At Captain Nemo’s Pool & Spa Supplies on the Gold Coast and Brisbane, we are advocates of swimming pool safety as we want everyone – young and old – to be able to experience the pleasures and joys of safely owning their very own swimming pool. For all your pool supplies, spa supplies, pool accessories and above ground swimming pools, call today for a friendly chat.