The Ohio Goldfish Swim Schools wants to make sure that your children are safe this summer and are prepared for all types of water activities. From swimming in local pools to swimming in lakes, creeks, rivers or even in the local water parks. Goldfish Swim School begins at an early age to help teach our children about the importance of learning the correct way to swim and about water safety. It’s a lesson children take with them through all stages of life.
Recently, Ohio State University was stricken by the news of one of their key soccer players had drown in a nearby lake while swimming with teammates. According to the Associated Press on June 26, 2016, “Nineteen-year-old Fikayo Idowu died while swimming at a lake outside of Columbus. He was from Madison, Mississippi, and had been on the Ohio State soccer team since 2014.” Idowu was majoring in health and rehabilitation sciences and was planning on attending medical school.
“The drowning happened at Apple Valley Lake in Knox County, about 40 miles northeast of the campus,” Ohio State soccer coach John Bluem said. “He was a two-time Ohio State scholar-athlete award winner.”
The school did not indicate if Idowu had ever received official swimming lessons or the level of swimming ability he had. But, no parent should ever have to worry about their child drowning in such a way. No parent should ever worry about their child going underwater and not resurfacing. What a nightmare!
The Goldfish Swim School is a tool available to children of all ages and many disabilities to help teach them safety tips to hopefully keep stories like Idowu’s from surfacing again. Although, each summer, the news is unfortunately riddled with stories of water related deaths. Although some tragic, some are avoidable. (Not to say that Idowu’s was or not.)
So what does drowning look like? What are the warning signs?
Check out Goldfish Swim School at one of these local facilities:
671 Lyons Rd. (937) 972-0177
7058 Ridgetop Dr., West Chester (513) 857-1700
OPENING LATE SUMMER 2016
6175 Shamrock Ct. (614) 407-3474
765 Brooksedge Blvd. (614) 407-3474
4670 Richmond Rd. #100 (216) 364-9090
21599 Lorain Rd. (440) 333-5393
Visit Goldfish Swim School here for additional information.
Have a happy and safe summer!