Placing a child into the hands of a swim instructor is a task most parents do not take lightly. And, according to Swim Life owner Kelly Whittemore, they shouldn’t.
“Florida ranks highest in the nation for drowning deaths of children under the age of four,” Kelly says. “These incidents can be prevented if children are taught life-saving water skills at a young age. With all of the water we have here in Florida, we must provide children with survival skills so they learn to respect water, stay safe, and have fun.”
Since founding Swim Life in 2012, Kelly and her award-winning, international team of skilled instructors have operated with one mission in mind: to prevent drowning and enrich the lives of students of all ages by teaching them water safety and aquatic skills.
“We utilize only the best methods for ensuring child-friendly swim safety training and competitive stroke development,” Kelly says. “While a considerable amount of our work is done with babies, toddlers, and young children, our program is also designed to meet the needs of children with disabilities and adults who have endured a lifetime fear of water.”
Local Swim Life instructors are currently offering lessons in Altamonte Springs, Apopka, Eustis, Lake Mary, Longwood, and Sanford. Swim Life’s first indoor, year-round teaching facility will open this year in Sanford, as well.