For Claire Cajado a mother of two putting her 6-year-old Natalie in swim lessons wasn’t something she thought twice about. "I wanted her to be confident in the water and not be scared if she's dumped in water or finds herself alone. I want her to be able to survive."
According to the center for disease control and prevention 1 in 5 people who die from drowning are children 14 and younger.As for Yanotti she says there are basic principles to water safety and she personally instills these guidelines to anyone who teaches or takes swim lessons on her watch. She says “Every child should ask permission to get into the water. This instills safety and then the child gets familiar so that every time they want to go swimming they ask their parent or their guardian. So someone always knows your going. Also the buddy plan is also a good thing too,”
Yanotti told ABC 4 Utah one common misconception is thinking a life guard is a baby sitter. She says bottom line if your child is in the water keep an eye out.