Speaking on Business: Idaho Water Safety

Knowing how to swim can be a lifesaving skill since drowning is the third leading cause of unintentional death worldwide.

Chris Redgrave Jul 6, 2018

This is Chris Redgrave for Zions Bank Speaking on Business.

With summer in full swing, swimming is a favorite family activity in Idaho. It’s a sport that if you know it, you love it, and the skill set stays with you your entire life, like riding a bike. With the earth being over 70 percent water, it’s no wonder water is such a natural draw, especially for kids. This means knowing how to swim can also be a lifesaving skill.

Drowning is the third leading cause of unintentional death worldwide. About 1 in 5 people who die from drowning in the U.S. are kids 14 and under, and that number is even higher for children of ethnic minorities, whose likelihood of drowning is as much as 5 times greater. Most Idaho cities offer swimming lessons and water safety at community pools throughout the summer months. This includes the Treasure Valley YMCA, which provides lessons at all locations.

Aqua-Tots Swim Schools in Eagle is introducing kids to the water early, beginning with parent and tot classes. Cathy’s School for lil’ Fish is family-run swim business in Boise that has been teaching for 15 years. In Eastern Idaho, the Wes Deist Aquatic Center in Idaho Falls offers swimming lessons year-round. Rexburg Rapids in Rexburg offers swimming lessons for all ages throughout the summer. Check your local community pool or rec center to find options for swimming lessons.

For Zions Bank, I’m Chris Redgrave, speaking on business.

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