National Learn to Swim Day
National Learn to Swim Day is observed next on Saturday, May 20th, 2023 (238 days from today).
National Learn to Swim Day is dedicated to educating parents and children about water safety on the third Saturday in May.
Humans may not be able to fly like birds (yet!), but that doesn't mean walking is the only way we can get around with a little patience and a little work, we can learn to swim like a fish. Of course, you can live without ever knowing how to swim, but who wants to?
Swimming has so many benefits that it's impossible to say your life would be better without it — it builds muscle strength and endurance, improves circulation, helps maintain a healthy weight, relieve stress and improve both coordination and flexibility.
Do you know that if you can swim, it can easily save your life or allow you to save someone's life! National Learn to Swim Day was created to encourage people around the world who don't know how to swim, regardless of age, to finally acquire this incredibly useful skill or simply improve their existing skills.
National Learn to Swim Day is celebrated every year on the third Saturday of May and is dedicated to educating children and adults about the importance of learning to swim and water safety in general. National Learn to Swim Day is held before the start of summer, to ensure that anyone who can't swim before summer is encouraged to learn, making for a safer summer of water fun.
While swimming is enjoyed year-round by all ages, summer is the time when the risk of drowning is highest, with an increasing number of people going to lakes, rivers and swimming pools to cool off. Because there are some risks involved with swimming and accidentally falling into the water or getting out of your depths - learning to swim from an early age is important.
History of National Learn to Swim Day
Do you know that 50% of Americans are impossible to swim? Like learning how to ride a bike or basic cooking, swimming is also a life-saving skill even though it never comes to terms. The consequences of reducing the relevance of swimming lessons can be disastrous. Think we're exaggerating? Well, drowning is the second largest cause of accidental deaths in the US.
Learning to swim has absolutely no downsides. Whether it's a summer dip in your nearby pool or rescuing an unexpected creature in the water - every kid should have a chance to learn to swim. Swimming is also a great exercise, and an hour-long swim session makes for an incredible athletic routine.
SwimWays Corp launched National Swimming Lessons Day in 2012 to raise awareness of the vital importance of teaching children to swim. In the following years, the event has grown tremendously and is now an important event around the country. Brands offer special discounts on swim safety products, and swimming classes are encouraged in the community. Through partnerships with corporations such as Target and Toys-R-Us, SwimWays Corp continues to propagate the importance of water safety in today's generation.
National Learn to Swim Day raises awareness of the vitality of swimming lessons among young children. According to experts, the best time to learn to swim is between the ages of six months and four years. Because, as we get older, most people are predisposed to resist large bodies of water, which can make to learn how to swim nearly impossible.
Raising awareness about water safety
National Learn to Swim Day is an ideal opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of being able to swim and be confident in and around water, especially for young children. Learning to swim is an invaluable life skill that could one day save a child's life, which is why raising awareness about learning to swim is so important.
Did you know that drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death in children between the ages of one and 14? That's why it's so important for children of all ages to learn to swim, hence the need for National Learn to Swim Day and the importance of raising awareness about this important health and safety topic.
Learning to swim can be fun and can be practiced at any age. There are swimming classes designed for babies a few weeks old that teach babies and toddlers to lie on their backs when they fall into the water if they accidentally fall into the water and can't get out, saving their own lives.
In addition to basic swimming classes for children of all ages, there are also a number of advanced swimming classes designed to improve a child's swimming skills and boost their confidence.
There are also swimming classes designed to teach children and teens important lifesaving and lifesaving skills, so if they need to help another swimmer in water trouble, they can help do it safely and confidently.
Some reasons for National Learn to Swim Day being important
- It reveals the crisis
It is unfortunate that there are more than 3,000 Americans lost their lives because of drowning per year. It is an epidemic in itself that is unlikely to get the coverage it deserves. National Swimming Day aims to reveal this crisis to the world and educate people about water safety measures.
- It raises awareness
From taking precautions to administering first aid, water safety rules are finite but valuable. So before summer swim lessons begin, we'll be gathering on the third Saturday of May to raise awareness of the importance of water safety in our community and beyond. so more.
- It saves lives
SwimWays believes that you will have fun with precautions. The day is dedicated to shedding light on how we can ensure public safety around water bodies. From life jackets and lifelines, to swimwear with paddles and compatible swimwear, there are many ways to ensure our experience at the pool.
Celebrating National Learn to Swim Day
As you may have guessed, the best way to celebrate National Learn to Swim Day is to learn to swim. It is estimated that about half of all Americans cannot swim, so if you happen to be part of this group, this day is the perfect time to change your life for the better!
National Learn to Swim Day is meant to encourage people to learn to swim and to ensure that from an early age children are encouraged to learn to swim. National Learn to Swim Day also encourages parents to sign up for swimming classes for their children, to help boost their water confidence and ensure that they have a good understanding of water safety and how dangerous it is.
Many swimming companies offer deals and discounts as part of National Learn to Swim Day celebrations, encouraging parents to enroll their children in classes that could one day save lives.
Don't be shy, no matter how old you are, there are and millions of other people your age can't swim. Therfore, pack a bathing suit you feel comfortable in, then head down to the nearest pool and take a few lessons. You should study more about the basics of swimming that is generally considered quite easy for all people.
If you don't want to take a class from an instructor, you can always ask a friend or family member who is good at swimming to teach you. However, it is extremely important to stay vigilant and spend some time practicing in shallow, relatively still water for a period of time before venturing out into less safe territory.
And even if you've learned to swim well enough to feel comfortable in the water, you should never take unnecessary risks, such as swimming in an area unsupervised by lifeguards, ignoring the signs. Warning, swim under the influence of alcohol or dive without first checking water at least 9-10 feet deep. You can also throw a pool party or make a deal with your kids that you'll have time to go swimming together at least once a week.
ObservedNational Learn to Swim Day has been observed the third Saturday in May.
Saturday, May 15th, 2021
Saturday, May 21st, 2022
Saturday, May 20th, 2023
Saturday, May 18th, 2024
Saturday, May 17th, 2025
Swimways in 2012