The video to the left is a mother's response to critics claiming she was neglecting her baby when she fell into the water. This mother shared the video, which was featured on FOX news and recently went viral, to showcase how her baby could save herself upon accidentally falling into the pool. This mother was, in fact, using the video to promote the very mission that she, and we at Early Learning Swim Academy (ELSA) stand for.
Our mission at ELSA is to educate the public about water safety, and the importance of getting swim lessons at a very young age. It is our mission to teach as many kids as possible to swim, and learn how to save themselves, if an accidental fall into water were to occur. It is our mission to prevent as many drowning accidents as possible, by providing quality, life-saving skills, all while maintaining appreciation for a safe and fun aquatic environment. It is our mission to enable your child to save themselves, develop a love for swimming, and provide the foundation for proper swimming technique.
Our vision is to make infant/toddler survival swim lessons so mainstream that everyone who has a baby, from this point forward, knows that their baby can swim! It is our vision to help transition the idea of a baby swimming from a mysterious, taboo idea, to a household topic as commonplace as a child learning to crawl or walk. We want every parent to make certain that their child knows how to swim by their first birthday. It is our that other parents will be inspired and encouraged by observing your child swimming , and in turn get their child swimming as soon as possible. Lastly, it is our vision to never see another water-wing or floatie on a child in a pool ever again!
Early Learning Swim Academy (ELSA) proudly supports and donates a portion of it's proceeds to The Gift of Swimming. The Gift of Swimming is a non-profit that provides access to drowning prevention resources and education to the community's underprivileged, mentally or physically challenged, or otherwise disadvantaged, so that every child may learn the skills required to save themselves.
Infant swimming instructor, Kimberly Dehler, with a six month old learning to swim float swim.