Creating Stronger, Safer Swimmers of All Ages: Sagewell

Sagewell Health & Fitness is offering life-saving water safety solutions to prevent drowning deaths. According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 236,000 people drown every year, and drowning is among the 10 leading causes of death for children and youth aged 1-24 years.

Sagewell’s Self-Paced Classes Create Stronger, Safer Swimmers of All Ages

Sagewell Health & Fitness offers individual and group swimming lessons for all ages from 3 years to adults. Classes, which launched in June, are certified by the American Red Cross. Cone Health Sagewell Health & Fitness is a “Learn to Swim” provider.

A Sagewell Health & Fitness swim instructor teaches 3-year-old Addilyn Pittman how to kick.

A Sagewell Health & Fitness swim instructor teaches 3-year-old Addilyn Pittman how to kick.

The Sagewell program allows participants to progress through the levels at their own pace, mastering the skills at one level before then advancing to the next as they develop good habits in, on and near water. Participants also learn to become comfortable in the water, acquire and refine new techniques and strokes, and become stronger, safer swimmers.

While both individual and group lessons are available, Sagewell’s four experienced and certified swim instructors are currently offering individual instruction through the fall with flexible scheduling to meet the needs of participants.

The individualized approach to Sagewell’s inaugural swim program aligns with its focus on creating and maintaining healthy lifestyles that are tailored to the specific, individual health and medical needs.

Both members and non-members may register for the Sagewell Health & Fitness Learn to Swim program. A six-lesson package is $120 for Sagewell members and $180 for non-members.

For more information about swim lessons, call (336) 890-3199.

Choosing a Safe Swimsuit for Your Child

Swimsuit color selection can be a life-saving decision. Parents can use this illustration to know the best color suit to keep your child visible in water.Infographic: Choosing Safe Swimsuit Colors

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