According to the American Red Cross, to be water competent, one must know more than just how to swim. A water competent swimmer has water smarts, swimming skills, and the ability to help others while engaging in water activities in, on, or around any body of water.
Someone who is water smart is a swimmer that understands the water, how it moves, and its hazards. A water smart swimmer knows the following water safety rules:
The five basic water competency swimming skills all swimmers should be able to do in any body of water, such as pools, lakes, rivers, streams, and oceans are:
Someone who had the ability to help others understand the following guidelines of how to help someone in a water emergency.
If you or your loved ones are unsure about any of these skills or safety topics, connect with one of our instructors today and we will be glad to assist in teaching you and your family how to stay safe in, on, and around the water.
3/5/2023 09:45:42 pm
I like your saying that a water-wise swimmer is one who comprehends the water, how it flows, and its dangers. My child likes to swim. She hopes that her swimming abilities will be useful. I'll advise her to obtain her Red Cross lifeguard certification over the summer break.
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