Entries by Michelle Martinez

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Water Safety Champion of The Month: Rowdy Gaines

Starting swimming lessons early not only equips children with critical life-saving skills but can also inspire them toward future achievements, both in and out of the pool.  Rowdy Gaines transformed his passion for swimming into a lifelong commitment to water safety and excellence. As a three-time Olympic gold medalist and renowned commentator, Gaines is a […]

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Why Swimming Should Be The First Sport

Swimming should be the first sport your children learn. Here’s why. It’s more than just a recreational activity—it’s a crucial life skill that every child should acquire early on. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), drowning remains the leading cause of death for children ages 1- 4, making the need for […]

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Water Safety Champion of The Month: Kirby Morgan

In the critical field of child safety, preventing fatalities requires relentless dedication and a proactive approach. Each year, countless young lives are lost to preventable accidents, with drowning leading as one of the top causes of death among children under four years old.  These tragic occurrences not only devastate families but also challenge communities to […]

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NDPA’s Ultimate Guide to Spring Break Prep

Across the globe, families and students are preparing for their final break before summer. It’s a time for relaxation, adventure, and making memories. While we echo the excitement, it’s still crucial to prioritize safety on vacation, especially when it comes to water-related activities. Whether you’re planning a beach getaway, a stay at a resort or […]

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Water Safety Champion of The Month Dr. Ben Hoffman

The fight against child drowning, a leading cause of accidental death among young children, requires the collective effort of communities, families, and medical professionals, especially pediatricians. Pediatric support plays a pivotal role in drowning prevention efforts, offering trusted guidance to parents and advocating for water safety from an early age. With the backing and advocacy […]

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3 Effective Ways To Teach Kids About Water Safety

Water captivates children with its fun and mystery, but it’s essential for parents and caregivers to remember its hidden dangers. To ensure our children enjoy water safely, it’s imperative to teach kids about water safety early on. In this blog, we introduce three fun yet effective ways to instill these crucial lessons: through interactive storytelling, […]