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Prevention and Safety in SAFER IN WATER® Schools

“Drowning is a leading killer worldwide, especially among children and young adults. It is preventable, but neglected in relation to its impact on families, communities, and livelihoods”, WHO (2017).

Prevention and Safety in SIW® Schools

The work developed by the SAFER IN WATER® EDUCATOR meets the child’s development stages, creating and developing activities that are in accordance with their abilities.

Our goal is not self-rescue but aquatic education, respect, and prevention.

Aquatic safety skills are taught at all ages. In the first months of their life we focus on the baby’s reflexes and create safety solutions to which they can respond positively. Later, we associate the reflexes with voluntary situations that arise spontaneously through experiences in the classroom.

We do not have, nor do we teach formulas for this or that dangerous situation; we educate children who are capable of deciding what to do when faced with the situation that presents itself.

All the responses that the child, throughout its development, will display are associated with playful practices experienced in class. This type of teaching makes the child develop their own defense techniques in the aquatic environment, there is no better or worse answer, there is the answer that puts them in safety, because it is the one they can do without assistance, because it is the one they can do comfortably, because it is the one they found to keep them safe.

The benefits are immense, both in terms of learning to swim and in terms of psychomotor and cognitive development, because from an early age the motor reaction capabilities associated with logical thinking and survival instincts are developed.