Even though it is frequently associated with summer, swimming is a physical activity many people can enjoy all year long. Davis says, “With the children back to school, parents are busy multi-tasking, feeling stressed and probably not exercising like they should. Swimming is the ultimate exercise to stave off chronic illness, increase mental acumen, stay fit and will not compromise the muscles and joints.”
Since the month of May is the ushering of warm weather throughout the United States, it is fittingly designated as National Drowning Prevention Month. According to the National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA.org), drowning is the 5th leading cause of unintentional injury deaths for all ages in the United States; and, 2nd leading cause of accidental death amongst children.