Keep Your Kids Safe - Learn to Dive
Here are some simple guidelines about diving for you to learn as a parent:
As a coach for a major university and a large diving club I deal with many parents. Many parents feel that having their child get basic instruction in diving could be dangerous. Actually it is quite the opposite. Not having your child learn the fundamental diving skills could very unsafe. Divers at Upstate Diving learn these very important skills in the first few weeks that they are in the Learn to Dive program.
- Upstate divers learn when and where it is safe to dive. Diving in locations such as bridges, docks, canal locks, ponds, shallow lakes, above ground pools, and the shallow end of competition pools can be very dangerous and potentially life-threatening. Even locations where it is deep enough, if there is muddy water or no supervision, it could be dangerous.
- Upstate divers learn how to dive safely. Just about every young child loves to jump and dive off diving boards. But going in the water the wrong way can cause back and neck injuries. Learning basic skills and strategies can prevent these types of injuries.
- Upstate divers learn about keeping their bodies moving. Diving is a great, safe, healthy exercise for young people.
- Upstate divers that continue with the sport reduce the risks of sedentary behavior. Diseases and health problems such as heart disease, obesity and diabetes are all products of not learning healthy exercise habits as a child.
You have kept your child safe by teaching them how to swim. Now, isn't it time to start your child learning these important diving lessons at Upstate Diving?
Sign up your child here for our learn to dive lessons. Learn to Dive