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    Default Toddlers and swimming pools, sometimes a deadly combination

    For those parents of toddlers that have swimming pools on their property, surely must have that fear at the back of their minds that something dreadful might happen.

    I thought I would share this that someone posted on my facebook page
    Infant Swim Self Rescue™ Survival Swimming Lessons

    There's also a you tube clip of a baby rescuing itself after falling in a pool.



    Something I will definitely be looking into.

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    please see my NC thread about a polish dude and his swimming school:
    http://www.dr1.com/forums/north-coas...asses-pop.html

    he teaches children from ages as young as 6 months. i think this is crucial in DR. especially if you are a foreigner, that is somewhat better off financially than average dominican and therefore more likely to have a pool or travel to places with pools and/or access to water.

    a little child has little or no fear. it does not know it can die, does not know about death at all. this is why it is important to teach them how to swim and how to behave in water in general. there is no better way to ensure their safety. and no, do not tell me about keeping an eye on them. i know kids. you blink and they already did something dumb.

    and trust me, learning how to swim as an adult ain't that easy

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    Watching that scared the crap out of me!I was wondering if someone was going to rescue
    the poor baby almost towards the end of the video.

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    damn, i looked at the video! OMG. i am so going to have my sister's in law baby learn that. after it's born
    this is super amazing! did you look at the kid's face at the end? total happiness.

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    I thought the baby was scared sh!tless,until the dad came to the rescue and you can see the
    smile on his face!

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    no, throughout the video you can see it keep on talking to itself and has a big happy grin on the face. i betcha he gets some treats for all that falling into the water and floating routine.
    maybe this is why i cannot swim all that well. no one throws me cookies and shouts good girl when i do a flip and balance a beach ball on my nose.

    wait.


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    TY...
    You have just found my son's summer activity.
    This year he'll learn how to swim...
    And from next year golf every year...

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    koreano, can you swim? and your wife? i think you are in santiago, correct? PUCMM has swimming classes for kids and adults. i think it's worth it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dv8 View Post
    koreano, can you swim? and your wife? i think you are in santiago, correct? PUCMM has swimming classes for kids and adults. i think it's worth it!
    Yes...
    I am in good ol' Santiago...
    My near death experience at young age, put me in "don't enjoy water" category...
    I do swim a little though enough to swim across pool and not die...
    My wife and son in other hand don't swim.
    Perhaps I'll send them both to learn...

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    i think it is a good idea to send them both. and maybe take some classes too. you may end up loving it
    i learn how to swim few years back but only now when i have access to the pool and some confidence i can enjoy it. it's like having wings
    but i am thinking of getting few extra classes to be better: learn different strokes that frog in da front, dog in da back. and learn how to breath properly. i need to learn breast stroke. after all, the breast are already there, ya know what i'm sayin'?

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