Many people, including parents or even professional swimmers have a misconception or a false assumption when it comes to water safety.
Misconception: my child can swim to the edge of the pool therefore they can save themselves in an emergency.
False: Parents who say this typically have a child who can “doggy paddle,” to the edge of the pool but have no breath support or ability to roll to their back for safety. This type of swimming cannot be maintained for a great length of time and in moments of panic is nearly useless. Even children who can swim a Freestyle stroke cannot always support that stroke in an emergency and the stroke does not allow for adequate breathing in a state of panic.
The Swim Right™ curriculum places great emphasis on the back float and has a patented Kick-Float-Kick technique that allows a child adequate time to catch their breath and regain control in an emergency situation and can be repeated over a great distance.