VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Swimways Corp., a leading outdoor recreational water products manufacturer and creator of the SwimWays® Swim Steps™ learn to swim product line, kicks off the start of National Water Safety Month by announcing their fifth annual ‘National Learn to Swim Day’ taking place on Saturday, May 21st, 2016. The annual campaign, held on the Saturday before Memorial Day weekend, aims to raise awareness about the importance of teaching children to swim. Approximately 10 people drown every day in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with nearly 25 percent children younger than 14. National Learn to Swim Day is deigned to combat this startling statistic with a dedicated website, TeachMeToSwim.com, that features water safety tips, learn to swim videos, resources and swimming aid products that families can utilize as they gear up for the start of the summer.
In addition to information and resources, TeachMeToSwim.com also features an event planning toolkit, a downloadable swimming achievement certificate, and coloring pages, so families nationwide can celebrate National Learn to Swim Day in their own way. Whether it’s enrolling children in local swimming instruction, hosting a learn-to-swim party, or reviewing water safety tips while coloring, Swimways makes it easy (and fun!) for parents and caregivers to teach children this essential life skill.
Customers will enjoy National Learn to Swim Day promotions at the following Swimways retail partners:
- 20% off all learn to swim products at Toys”R”Us, in stores and online, May 1 - 7
- 25% off learn to swim products at Toys”R”Us online May 23 - 24
“We’re excited to continue raising awareness about water safety with National Learn to Swim Day,” says Monica Jones, Vice President of Marketing, Swimways. “Swimming is a classic summertime activity that the whole family can enjoy together. Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for children nationwide to learn this invaluable life skill, which is just as essential for fun as it is for safety!”
Parents and swim instructors can use SwimWays’ Swim Steps product line, a three-step program that features colorful swim-training aids, to help teach children to swim. The first step of the program is designed to introduce and comfortably support babies in the water; step two products give children the ability and freedom to explore as they develop confidence and learn to balance and paddle; and step three products provide graduated support, helping kids to feel empowered and confident as they strengthen and perfect their swimming skills.
Later this month, SwimWays will announce an exciting partnership that will further their mission of bringing awareness to water safety and enabling all children to learn how to swim, regardless of their race, gender or financial circumstances.
About Swimways Corp.
Based in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Swimways is a privately owned leisure and recreational water products manufacturer whose mission is making free time more fun through innovation. It is a company rich in traditional values and respected for the quality and integrity of its products and services. With distribution in over 20,000 storefronts, it markets three unique brands: SwimWays®, Kelsyus® and COOP®. With offices in Hong Kong and the United States, the company’s diverse staff is passionate about developing fun and engaging products for kids. They are equally passionate about making sure kids are safe in and around the water and believe learning to swim is an important life skill. Swimways has been teaching kids to swim for over 40 years -- longer than anyone else (except parents, of course!). In January 2007, Swimways began donating a portion of wholesale sales of the Swim Steps™ product line to Operation Smile. To date, the program has provided facial reconstructive surgeries to more than 7,000 kids around the world. For more information about Swimways, visit www.Swimways.com.