Starting the week of February 22nd, 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; children that are ready will complete their survival tests. Survival tests are conducted with the child’s regular instructor while the 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 flotation devices, supervision from parents or lifeguards, and other barriers offer some security, the best way to prevent drowning is by preparing a child to save their own life if necessary.
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 technique. 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 maintains correct body position and rolling over which will facilitate the instruction of side-breathing and freestyle stroke.