Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close
infant_swim.jpg
Parents and their little ones take swim lessons at the Hubbard Family Swim School. (KTAR Photo/Bob McClay)

PHOENIX -- The hot weather and the lure of a cool pool can lead to danger for many children, especially infants.

The owner of a Valley swim school said there are things parents can do to make sure infants can survive in the water.

At the Hubbard Family Swim School in Phoenix, parents can let their infants experience the water.

"When you're working with a child, one of the first things you want to do is ingrain the habit of, when they get in the water or fall in the water, to roll over," said owner Bob Hubbard. "Roll over and float on their back is one of the safest things they can do."

Another key is to teach the infant how to hold their breath.

"You can have a child jump in the water, and if their breath-holding is good and they're comfortable, they're going to float up," Hubbard said. "As long as they stay calm and they're not drinking the water or having spastic arm movements, they're going to be safer."

Of course, Hubbard thinks the thing to do is get kids swim lessons and spend time working with them in a swimming pool. He also said there are plenty of swim lesson videos on YouTube and the school's website can help parents.

Bob McClay, Reporter

share this story:
Attention KTAR.com Comment Users: We have recently changed our comments boards.
We would like you to be part of the conversation and The Voice of Arizona by logging in with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing KTAR (Arizona Sports) account members will need to create a Disqus account or use one of the aforementioned social media logins. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus

World Class Arizona

  • Dignity Health

    World Class People. World Class Company. Excellent care, delivered with compassion, for all in need.
  • CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company

    SCF Arizona has a new name. They are now CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company.
  • Taylor Morrison

    World Class People. World Class Company. We are a national home builder committed to building homes inspired by you.
  • Go Daddy

    World Class People. World Class Company. Go Daddy is a Fortune 100 "Best Companies to Work For."
  • Avnet

    World Class People. World Class Company. Here's information on a Fortune 500 company from Arizona.

Voice For A Better Arizona

  • Working For Arizona

    The business and economics of Arizona at the start of 2014 and looking forward.
  • Arizonans In Need

    Putting a focus on charities and organizations who provide help and/or need your help to fulfill their missions.
close

Share: