Drowning Prevention Coalition of El Paso, Texas

Learn to Swim - Drowning Prevention Coalition of El Paso, Texas

Introduce your baby to the water early.

Learn to Swim - Drowning Prevention Coalition of El Paso, Texas Learn to Swim - Drowning Prevention Coalition of El Paso, Texas Learn to Swim - Drowning Prevention Coalition of El Paso, Texas
Learn to Swim - Drowning Prevention Coalition of El Paso, Texas

Learn to Swim

 

Partners


Infant Swim Lessons

ISR Self-Rescue skills can and do save lives.  However, the number one defense against drowning of young children is effective supervision. Your child is not the only one who learns during lessons. Part of ISR’s comprehensive program involves education about specific ways you can protect your children from water hazards. ISR survival swimming techniques are an integral part of your families drowning prevention program.   ISR lessons are 4-6 weeks in duration, Monday-Friday for no longer than 10 minutes a day. Each lesson is one-on-one and customized to the developmental level of each child.  Babies who can crawl – generally six months to 12 months old– learn to hold their breath underwater, roll onto their back to float, rest and breathe.  Children who can walk, generally one year of age and older (up to six years)– learn to hold their breath under water, swim with their head down and eyes open, roll onto their back to float, rest and breathe, and roll back over to resume swimming until they reach the side of the pool and can crawl out.  

Since statistics show that 86% of all children who drown are fully clothed at the time, during the final week of lessons, while under the watchful eye of an Instructor, each of our students has the opportunity to practice their ISR Self-Rescue skills in both their summer and winter clothes.

For more information on finding an instructor in your area, please visit:

www.infantswim.com


Resources

A list of helpful resources, links, and downloads are below.

Drowning Prevention Safety Rules

Download our water safety info! DPC Brochure


Parents

Downloads

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SafeKids Water Safety Tips (https://www.safekids.org/watersafety)


TEACHERS

DOWNLOADS

DPC WATER SAFETY BROCHURE DPC Brochure

DPC WATER SAFETY RESOURCES Websites_resources.pdf

Kid Safety Rules Safety Tips

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Hands Only CPR

(http://www.cpr.heart.org/AHAECC/CPRAndECC/Programs/HandsOnlyCPR/UCM_473196_Hands-Only-CPR

Safe Kids

(https://www.safekids.org/watersafety


Kids

Downloads

Safety Tips


Medical Providers

  • Drowning is the leading cause of death for infants and young children between the ages of 1-4
  • In 2007, there were 3,443 fatal unintentional drownings in the United States, averaging ten deaths per day.
  • Children under five and adolescents between the ages of 15-24 have the highest drowning rates.
  • Of all preschoolers who drown, 70 percent are in the care of one or both parents at the time of the drowning and 75 percent are missing from sight for five minutes or less.

You can help us spread the word! Here are some helpful resources to use in your practice that can help educate families on the risks of drowning.

Links

Texas 2018 Drowning Statistics

Policy Statement—Prevention of Drowning

Unintentional Drowning: Get the Facts

Protect the Ones You Love: Child Injuries are Preventable

Pool Safely

AAP Gives Updated Advice on Drowning Prevention

Hands Only CPR

Downloads

National Drowning Statistics

Policy Statement - Prevention of Drowning

Prominence of Drowning - Map

Community Awareness in Respecting the Water