This is hard to watch, but then you ask “Why aren’t we teaching all our infants?”

I’ve only found one place on the net that seems to cover this technique in New Zealand, but there may be more.

Safety skills are one of the primary reasons why many people initially enrol their children in swimming lessons. But, as you now know there is so much more to infant/toddler swimming than merely one aspect. However, the acquisition of the right safety skills early on in life is not only life enhancing, it can be lifesaving. The younger your child can begin their swimming adventure, the sooner they will be able to build a foundation for a lifetime of safety in the water, and may even be able to one day save others.

Safety skills to learn include teaching a baby to jump in the water, turn around and swim back to the side. This is the most practical method of ‘self rescue’ for infants and toddlers as the majority of accidents occur near the edge of pools or other bodies of water, often when adults aren’t around.

It seems to me that this can save a lot of infant pool or still pond drownings.  (response)

Infant Self Rescue


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