Why We Are Learning To Swim Young

This post was sponsored by SwimWays as part of an Amabssador Program for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

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Growing up I didn't know how to swim, and I still don't!  Sure, I can doggie paddle to safety if I could make it but that's not what I want for my kiddos to have to do!  Scott and I made it a top priority for our kiddos to start young and I'm so glad we did!  We've been taking swim lessons for awhile now but when we go to our pool with all kinds of different ages of kiddos it can be hard to keep your peace of mind knowing that these kids don't know or really have the mind to think about younger kids.  This is why we trust Swimways who is an industry leader in promoting water safety and learning to swim!  

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Whenever we head to our pool we're always packing our Swimways Baby Spring Float Sun Canopy and some sunscreen and we can feel confident in the safety of our kiddos while we're having fun!  We've used this float for almost two years now and I love that it has a huge canopy with a 50+ UPF rating, a mesh area for toys, and that it fold flat for easy storage! 

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Our kiddos really took to the Swimways Baby Spring Float Sun Canopy and when they saw it they knew exactly where we were planning to go!  One of my favorite things about this canopy is that it's available at my favorite store, which makes it super simple to shop for... no special trips trying to find something safe!  I love letting the kiddos carry it, too.  I know it makes them feel like part of the grown ups and of course they love helping us!   

At the pool with two young kiddos, it's so important for us to have them know water safety but there's only so much we can say so we have to show them, right?!  Both kiddos love to run at the pool and I'll never understand it... Look at the water, child!  I always try to use positive language instead of negative to help their minds remember soak up what I'm saying to do that's important, "Walk through the water" instead of "Don't run!".  That's the number one tip I can offer for parents looking to help their kiddos water safety, focus on the right words! 

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