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May is National Drowning Prevention Month
Agnes Davis, CEO, Swim Swim Swim I Say Talks Water Safety Tips
Since the month of May, is the ushering of spring and warm weather throughout the United States, it is fittingly designated as National Drowning Prevention Month. According to the National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA.org), drowning is the 5th leading cause of unintentional injury deaths for all ages in the United States; and, 2nd leading cause of accidental death amongst children.
The mission of sssIS is to introduce swimming as an effective total body exercise while empowering children and family to take control of their lifestyle to reduce diabetes, hypertension and stress. sssIS has been featured in the following media outlets: NBC Today Weekend, The Daily Beast, Jones Magazine, ABC-TV, DNAinfo, Amsterdam News, Black Enterprise, WBLSFM-Steve Harvey Morning, The Network Journal and Bronx Net.
See Agnes Davis’ video on Water Safety: http://youtu.be/
Agnes Davis’ 5 Tips to Water Safety:
1) Don’t panic. Floating on one’s back and treading water are great survival techniques which allows the swimmer to conserve energy and signal for help
2) Don’t dive into water. It’s dangerous since you can’t see the bottom of the water, and accidents can happen including serious spinal injury
3) Trust the help. Lifeguards are an important part of water safety. Only swim where lifeguards are present
4) Get a buddy. Swimming is more fun when you have a partner, please don’t swim alone
5) Invest in lessons. Swimming lessons, as noted by the Center of Disease Control, is the best prevention against drowning and staying safe
About Swim Swim Swim I Say:
Swim Swim Swim i say (http://www.swimswimswimisay.com) teaches tots, children and adults swimming and water safety. What makes Swim Swim Swim i say unique compared to other swimming companies is their Fear of Water to Loving the Water Swimming program, which they wrote, copyrighted and trademarked. In addition, Swim Swim Swim I say instructs individuals with Special Needs that most companies will not work with or have little experience working with.
Karen Taylor Bass, Brand New Mommy