NBC’s TODAY Show is currently at SWIMkids USA filming a story about Water SMART Babies. Water SMART Babies is an innovative program in which pediatricians give prescriptions for swimming lessons at a child’s 9 or 12 month well check-up. SWIMkids USA helped to bring the program from Florida to Arizona.
At the well visit, pediatricians give the parents “the Water SMART Babies handbook which includes tips on home water safety, water safety lesson facilities (by county), CPR classes (by county) and safety device information, such as pool fencing, door and pool alarms. As the child visits the pediatrician in subsequent months the doctor follows up to make sure the family is getting their home equipped with the layers of protection and the child is participating in water safety lessons.” (Water SMART Babies)
The air date has not yet been determined.