Wednesday, May 18, 2016

National Learn to Swim Day

This post was sponsored by SwimWays as part of an Activation for Influence Central. I received products to facilitate my review.

Swimming, oh how I love thee!  I think I spent the majority of my childhood on the lake or in the pool, and it was such a wonderful experience.  I have always wanted to give my children the same experience. 

With Emma and Jack, we did not get them in the water super early, and so they definitely have a little more fear when it comes to swimming.  I knew that I didn’t want that for Lucy.


I was excited to partner with SwimWays to promote National Learn to Swim Day, which is Saturday, May 21st.

National Learn to Swim Day was started by SwimWays in 2012 as a way to educate parents and children about water safety and the benefits of learning to swim.


Last week when we went to the pool for Emma’s birthday, I knew it would be a perfect time to try out SwimWays Baby Spring Float.  This was a wonderful way to introduce Lucy to the water for the first time!

She absolutely loved it!

She loved having us push her around in the pool.  She was extremely at ease, and I was happy to have a float that worked so well for us in the pool.

It was incredibly easy to set up.  You need to blow it up, but it only took a minute or two, and then you are ready to go.  We were at an indoor pool, but the float also comes with a canopy which will be perfect for when we are outside in the pool or at the lake.  I am incredibly pleased with this product, and can’t wait to take Lucy out in it again.


After a little while of her being in the float, I took her out to see how she would like floating around with me, and she was adamant about going back in the float.  She did not want to leave that water for anything, and I was happy to see how comfortable she was.

I also think that seeing how comfortable Lucy was helped Emma and Jack.  Instead of being concerned about themselves swimming, they were having fun talking to Lucy and pushing her around in the float as well.  It was honestly a win-win for me.  I want all of my children to feel as comfortable in the water as I do, and SwimWays was a great introduction to the summer swimming season.

If you would like to learn more about #SwimWays National Learn to Swim Day, there will be a Twitter Party on May 19th from 1-2pm ET.

You can also learn more at the National Learn to Swim Daywebsite, as well as follow SwimWays on Facebook, and Twitter.


When did your children learn to swim?  Were you a fish yourself when you were growing up?

27 comments:

  1. Both of my boys are self taught. I was considering putting them in lessons, but no need. If they didn't, in our public schools they get lessons starting in 3rd grade anyways :)

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  2. I, like you, spent all my days at the pool. You are so right, the earlier the better. Our daughter loved the pool until about third grade. I think something happened that she didn't want to talk about and then never really went back. Makes me sad.

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  3. I admit it i never learned to swim. I had hoped my son would take lessons but he taught himself instead.

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  4. I loved the idea of learning to swim as a kid. Except I didn't get to go very often, and couldn't do a lap across a pool until I was 13. I'm still a horrible swimmer (and still don't go very often) but at least I know I (probably) won't drown if I'm in a lake or something ;)

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  5. This is adorable! I love how cute she looks in that pool floaty. Learning to swim is so important, especially if you live around water :)

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  6. Loving the pictures and the message and importance of learning how to swim. This is a good post for new mommies. Will be sharing this.

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  7. Wow another national day I didn't know about! How awesome that there's a National Learn How to Swim Day! Will definitely checkout your resource! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. It is so important to learn how to swim. In fact, I'm signing my kids up now for lessons.

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  9. We had that same float when my kids were little. It was so awesome for them to float around. I have my kids on the swim team and lesson. I believe swimming is a life skill that all kids and adults need.

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  10. My parents have a pool so I couldn't agree more about the importance of learning to swim and water safety. These look like a great float!

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  11. My daughter used to love getting in pools when she was little. We had a float that was similar to this, and she would cry to stay longer! Thankfully, she learned how to swim very easily.

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  12. We had that same float for my son when he was younger. Now he wears a vest when he's in the water. We'll get him in to swim lessons this summer!

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  13. Swimming is such an important skill for kids to learn. It's awesome to start them young.

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  14. I never really learned to swim. I mean I must have because I can but I don't remember ever being taught.

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  15. HAving a pool in the backyard and living in Sunny Florida, swimming happened around age 3 for all of my kids and growing up in the Sunshine state, I was definitely a fish!

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  16. I've never learned to swim. And ... other than my husband, who was born inland, I don't think I know anyone who swims. The interesting thing is that we live on the coast here in Nova Scotia. I live 5 miles from the ocean.

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  17. This is a great reminder for me to get my daughter into swimming lessons so she's ready for Summer this year!

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  18. We just moved to a house with a pool and my three year old is making me a nervous wreck. Time for her to learn how to swim!

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  19. I keep hearing about National Swim Day! I have two people on my FB timeline that said they are learning now to swim (yes its never too old to learn).

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  20. My daughter has that exact floater! I think it is so important for people to learn to swim!

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  21. That is so neat! I was always concerned about my kids being in the water. I think it's because we had a couple of scares, and rarely went near the water for a long time. I'm glad there's something called National Swim Day!

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  22. Oh this is so awesome! I'm worried about my kids with water since I never learned to swim... Hopefully swimming lessons do the job!

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  23. these pictures are adorable. this reminds me of a birthday party i had when i was in elementary school, it was so fun.

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  24. OMG I need need to learn how to swim because I don't know never really had the opportunity to learn how to. Its important because you just never know right!

    Will definitely look into swimming lessons!!

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  25. I had no idea National Learn to Swim Day was a thing--that's pretty neat! I was definitely a fish growing up since I loved being outside and in the water.

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  26. This post reminded me of my childhood and my swimming classes. I had so much fun, but at the beginning I wouldn't even go in the water! lol

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  27. I didn't know there was a National Learn to Swim Day, which reminds me I need to sign up my littles for swim class. I was never taught how to swim, I want my babies to be super swimmers unlike me.
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