Learn to Swim Day

As summer approaches, families prepare for water fun, but safety is key, especially for kids. Learn to Swim Day on May 18th highlights the importance of swimming skills and sun protection, promoting a safe and enjoyable summer for all.
Learn to Swim Day

With summer just around the corner, many families are eager to hit the water for some fun and relaxation. However, as we gear up for the summer season, it's essential to remember the importance of water safety, especially for our little ones. With Learn to Swim Day just around the corner on May 18th, now is the perfect time to dive into the topic of water safety for kids and how it relates to sun protection.

The History of Learn to Swim Day

Learn to Swim Day, celebrated annually on the third Saturday of May, was established to raise awareness about the importance of learning how to swim and promoting water safety. This day aims to raise awareness around reducing the risk of drowning accidents by encouraging people of all ages to become proficient swimmers. Since its inception, Learn to Swim Day has inspired countless individuals to embrace swimming and adopt practices that promote water safety.

Water Safety and Sun Protection

While we focus on teaching our children how to swim, it's crucial to remember that water safety goes hand in hand with sun safety. Spending time in the sun without proper protection can lead to sunburns, heat exhaustion, and long-term skin damage. As families head to the pool or beach, it's essential to take proactive steps to protect our little ones from the sun's harmful UV rays.

Tips for Keeping Kids Water Safe

Supervision: Always supervise children when they are near the water, whether it's a pool, lake, or ocean. Designate a responsible adult to always keep a watchful eye.

Swim Lessons: Invest in swim lessons to teach kids essential swimming skills and water safety techniques. The earlier they start, the better!

Use Proper Sun Protection: Dress children in UV-protective swimwear, including rash guards, swim shirts, and wide brim hats to shield their delicate skin from the sun. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher and reapply every two hours or after swimming.

Set Clear Rules: Establish rules for water safety, such as no running near the pool and no diving in shallow areas.

Learn CPR: Familiarize yourself with CPR techniques for children and infants. In the event of an emergency, knowing how to administer CPR can save lives.

To coincide with Learn to Swim Day, UV Skinz is offering a special promotion on Baby Sun & Swim Suits! From May 18th to May 19th, enjoy a 20% discount on all Baby Sun & Swim Suits so your little ones are protected both in and out of the water. Use code SWIMSAFE at checkout to redeem this exclusive offer and stock up on sun-safe essentials for the summer season.

By equipping children with essential swimming skills and providing adequate sun protection, we can create a safe and enjoyable environment for summer fun. May every splash be a safe one!