June is here and along with it comes the long, hot summer days and nights.
Most kids love to play in and around the water. It makes major sense to give your kids swim lessons so they can safely enjoy their water activities.
Another factor not to overlook is river awareness. Storms come and go, but they may leave a river flooded with downed trees and other debris. Teach your kids to never go swimming in a river after a storm.
My sixteen year old brother was a lifeguard and a very good swimmer. But that didn’t protect him when he and a friend went river swimming after a flash flood. The boys were being carried swiftly down river. My brother managed to help his friend get safely ashore then went back in for another swim. He went under the water and when he came up a swiftly moving log hit him on the head. He went down again and was later found washed ashore. My brother’s swimming ability didn’t save him that time.
Remember to learn water safety and water respect!