Get a Better Workout & Be Safe – Swim with a Buddy

March 30th, 2015
by Sheryl "Scotty" Scott, Aquatics Director

From your mother, teachers, camp counselors and scout leaders you have heard it said since you were old enough to walk, “swim with a buddy.” Not only is it a good safety rule but you are going to have more fun and a better workout. When was the last time you went for a swim? Sure, you run a couple of miles on the tread mill, but can you swim a length of the pool? One in four adults cannot. You may have taken lessons as a kid, but have you tried swimming recently. Most adults over estimate their swimming abilities. Could you tread water for five minutes if you fell off a dock fishing?

If you don’t know how to swim, you can still learn. Red Cross swim lessons are a good way to start. Why Red Cross? Red Cross Instructors and lifeguards have had training covering safety and swimming skills for children from 6 months old to adults. Unlike many programs, the Red Cross is nationwide. This is especially beneficial for families that may be transferred to different states.   Instructors are required to take frequent review courses to insure that they stay up to date on the newest skills. Visit the American Red Cross at for details.

For more information on Swim Lessons at SAC click here.