Waterworks Aquatics is now on Twitter and is looking for some followers! We’re happy to have joined the community and in the future will be sending out special promotions and information to all of Twitter followers. We hope to use this new outlet as a means of providing quick updates on our aquatic programs and to post useful information on swimming and water safety. If you’re already on Twitter, search for @WaterworksSwim. If you don’t have a Twitter account, you can still view all of our posts at http://www.twitter.com/WaterworksSwim
We have recently been in contact with the Joshua Collingsworth Memorial Foundation and were most impressed with their dedication to promoting child water safety, awareness and education. Joshua’s early death due to drowning complications inspired the creation of this foundation as a vessel to spread the word to children and parents about water safety education around the world. According to the Center for Disease Control, drowning is the number one cause of death for children 1-4 years of age, a statistic both shocking and preventable. Both Waterworks Aquatics and foundations like the Joshua Collingsworth Memorial are working together in an effort to decrease these statistics.
Available on their website is a book you can read “Josh the Baby Otter”, which educates both children and parents about water safety. This book also creates a great opportunity to communicate with your child about water safety. In 2009, the foundation was able to distribute at least 2 books to every elementary school in the state of Nebraska and 1,000 copies to schools in Las Vegas and Clark County. In addition, Head Start Education Coordinators in both California and Arizona will be distributing “Josh the Baby Otter” to children in an effort to increase awareness across multiple states. Free signs and stickers are also being offered, which can be posted on pool fences, doors, and staked in front of ponds. We encourage you to go to their website to learn more.
At Waterworks Aquatics we take water safety and education very seriously. It only takes a second for a drowning to occur. We encourage multiple layers of protections, which can include: structures such as fences with self closing gates, alarms around your pool, education such as swim lessons for children and CPR for parents, and appointed water watchers or lifeguards at parties or gatherings. Most importantly, never allow your child to swim without adult supervision.
If you missed our series of summer water safety tips and would like to learn more about what Waterworks is doing to promote water safety please click the link below. https://waterworksswim.wordpress.com/category/water-safety/
Waterworks is warming up this weekend with an Indoor Swim Competition on Saturday 1/23! The competition will start at 12pm and go to approximately 2pm. We encourage all children who can swim the length of the pool to participate. Every child receives a ribbon so everyone leaves a winner. Swim meets are a great way to motivate your child to work harder in class while having fun. Children who improve their time from one meet to the next receive a special Rainbow Time Improvement ribbon and trophies are presented to those children who have received 15 ribbons or more. We will be grilling up hot dogs to make it fun for the whole family. You can register online at http://www.waterworksswimonline.com/. We hope you can join us for this fun event!
Waterworks is excited to announce the winners for our Winter Raffle. Nicki Hsi won the grand prize of 8 Free Lessons! Judy Kuo, Tracy Nie, Lisa Gazzaniga, and Wendy Ishizuka also won 2 Free Lessons for a total of 5 free give-away prizes this winter! We want to thank all the families who participated in this fun promotion.