Children can drown in just a a few centimetres of liquid not just large bodies of water such as swimming pools, creeks, rivers or the ocean. Equally as dangerous and perhaps where more vigilance needs to be observed are paddling pools, spas, bath tubs, buckets even pet bowls, especially as they reach an age where they can crawl.
It is possible to reduce the risk of fatality by teaching your baby to swim but this is no prevention in itself. There is no such thing as a “drown proof child” and never any substitute for adult supervision.
Quite simply, children need to learn to swim and even once this important milestone has been achieved will still require adult supervision.
Starting out this magical journey with baby swimming lessons is an important first step to learning basic swimming skills that could one day save their life.