Splashsave have been working alongside Water Safety New Zealand, Plunket and Parents Centre to spread that message that drowning is preventable through knowledge and this is a great way to start your child’s water education.
For years the only solution for parents teaching their child to swim was through a traditional Swim School, or parents taking they child to the pool on the weekend hoping that they would learn something.
The great news is that Splashsave have developed a learning pack that will help parents reduce the barriers to their child becoming water safe.
Splashsave has a clear message – parents can take control of their child’s basic water safety skills and make it a fulfilling and fun experience for both parent and child.
“We want all parents, regardless of if they buy the pack or not, to take their children to the pool” says Phil Waggott developer of the program “The basics are all around confidence and that is easy to build – all you have to do is give your child a positive experience in the water and their confidence will grow”.
Once your child has the basic confidence the other skills, such as floating on their back and kicking, are easier to learn, giving your child more success in the water and making them more water safe all while just playing in the water in a structured way.
By taking your child to the pool more often you will see their confidence grow. The Splashsave pack has been designed to give you the confidence that you are “doing the right thing in the pool”. It gives you simple goals and simple ways to achieve these goals so that every time you are in the pool playing with your child they are learning vital life skills that could one day save their life.
Water Safety New Zealand, Plunket and Parents Centre all back Splashsave in its mission. We want parents to rise to the challenge and start teaching their own child the basics so that the drowning statistics we see every year start to decrease.
Remember: As a Parents Centre Member you can pick up your parents pack at a discounted price. So be sure to check in with your regional Parents Centre to obtain this great discount!