Starting the week of October 19th the Lenny Krayzelburg Swim Academy begins Safety Week. During this week all LKSA lessons, including the Goldberg Family Early Childhood Center will be practicing vital safety and survival skills. All students in all levels will be practicing their safety skills and for children that are ready will complete their survival tests. Survival tests are conducted with their regular instructor while a child is clothed; shorts, t-shirt and shoes. Please send your child with an extra set of clothes that week for their regular lesson.
At the LKSA we firmly believe in survival readiness and water independence with our students. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fatal drowning is the second-leading cause of injury-related death for children ages 1-14. While floatation devices, supervision from parents or lifeguards and other barriers offer some security the best way to prevent drowning is having a child who can if necessary help save their own life.
The safety and survival skills along with the swim skills taught at the LKSA also build confidence that goes beyond the pool. Our Swim Right™ Method offers the best in swim instruction, starting with the Kick-Float-Kick skill. This skill teaches a child that no matter what distance they have to swim they can stop in between to rest while floating on their back. This is our answer to the “doggy paddle,” that most swim schools teach, where children have to strain to lift their head from the water to take a breath. Our method instead keeps maintains correct body position and rolling over which will facilitate the instruction of side breathing and freestyle stroke.