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The Arkansas Water Smart Babies RX program seeks to engage physicians and families to discuss drowning prevention and water safety at the 9 months and 12 months' well-child visit. The patient receives a water-smart safety booklet and a "prescription" for swim lessons. The lessons are NOT covered by insurance.

This is a 4 - lesson course that introduces the basics of water safety and drowning prevention for infants and toddlers. Each child must be accompanied by an adult in the water.

Ages 4 months - 4 years

30 minutes, once weekly; WEST LR Location only

In four sessions, we will cover the following concepts:

  • Constant and dedicated surveillance, barriers, proper use of a life-jacket, use flotation to help someone who is in trouble in the water and the importance of early application of CPR
  • How to teach your child to enter the pool using the wall, float and kick and transition to submersion

NEED A SCHOLARSHIP FOR PRIVATE LESSONS? CLICK HERE TO APPLY WITH HOPE FLOATS: https://www.hopefloats.foundation/apply-for-assistance

Children not yet fully toilet trained must have a Happy Nappy Reusable liner over their swim diaper for lessons, to prevent leaks. Fecal leaks in the water result in a 12–24-hour closure of the pool. Click here to order yours: https://shopsafetybeforeskill.square.site/

WATER SMART BABIES RX $65 Purchase required to enroll

A parent is required to accompany each child in the water.

Please have the child wear a reusable swim diaper.

If you have a COUPON CODE, please enter that when you get to SECURE CHECKOUT!

All participants not yet toilet trained must wear a HAPPY NAPPY over their disposable swim diapers. Click here to purchase yours and pick it up when you arrive for your swim lesson: https://shopsafetybeforeskill.square.site/