Now that summer is here we need to make sure that when we are in or by water we are doing so safely with our kids. We asked swimming expert Vicki Bates from the little swim school for some top tips.
'I believe that teaching water confidence and water safety including listening skills and an awareness of the dangers of water are paramount.
Children must always be supervised when in or around the water and even when children can swim or are wearing flotation aids, parents should still be vigilant.
Here are some simple water safety skills you can teach your children this summer to make sure they keep safe.
At the little swim school we teach water safety, water confidence and swimming skills in a fun and relaxed environment to 1 to 4 year olds. We are all fully qualified ASA teachers and offer lessons in warm private pools in Brighton and Hove, Lewes and Lower Beeding.'
Vicki Bates - the little swim school