Today, when Justin got home from work, he immediately turned down the air conditioning, took off his overshirt &grabbed a large glass of water. He told me that on the way home, his car’s temperature gauge said it was 104 degrees outside. In mid-May.
Summer is upon us & with Memorial Day only a couple of weeks away, it’s almost “official”! Before the 3-day weekend & BBQ’s though, there’s a lesser-known holiday that I’m excited for- National Learn to Swim Day!
This Saturday, May 18th, is the big day. On this day, Swimways encourages families to sign their kids up for swimming lessons, hosting a National Learn to Swim Day event or just by committing to learning to swim this summer. We don’t quite have access to a pool yet, so we’ll be celebrating in spirit & will be working on the cute coloring sheets that Swimways has made!
All summer long, Swimways will be working with Mario Vittone, former Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue Swimmer and instructor and water safety expert, to bring expert water safety tips to Swim Steps’ dedicated website TeachMeToSwim.com. In addition to these tips, families can download free materials and resources on the site, including a swimming certificate, National Learn to Swim Day party invitation, coloring sheets and more.
Last week, my Mother-in-Law & I went to Toys R Us with Shane to let him pick out some pool toys. He’s already excited about swimming & has been for over a month but now that he has those toys he can’t wait to get in the pool! If you’re looking for some new swimming gear or pool toys, be sure to download the Swimways coupon for $5 off!
How will you be celebrating National Learn to Swim Day?
Note: I am a Swimways ambassador & will be receiving tools this summer to help me teach my son to swim. All opinions are my own.