There are around 40,000 drowning-related incidents and deaths occurring every year in the Philippines, 15 percent of which are children. These are brought about by natural disasters and swimming accidents.
Recognizing this, Bert Lozada Swim School’s (BLSS) 2012 Summer Swim Program marks the introduction of “Swimming is a Life Skill,” a BLSS campaign anchored on the belief that everyone can and must learn to swim. Through the “Swimming is a Life Skill” campaign, BLSS aims to promote learning how to swim not only as a personal skill for survival, but as a means to save another’s life.
As the pioneer swimming institution in the Philippines, BLSS kicks-off summer with its 2012 Summer Swim Program led by top-notch and certified instructors in more than 40 locations in Metro Manila, including Makati, Mandaluyong, Quezon City, Pasig, Caloocan, Paranaque, Muntinlupa, Las Piñas, and in the provinces of Rizal, Laguna, Cavite, Batangas, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija and Nueva Vizcaya.
BLSS programs vary from infant to adult, from beginners to competitive swimming and triathlon-specific training. With a low student teacher ratio of 5:1 for the basic courses, the progressive style of teaching in BLSS assures students of detailed and personalized instructions.
BLSS is the biggest and most well-managed swimming school in the Philippines, which has developed world-class swimmers like Olympians Eric Buhain, Ryan Papa, Jenny Guerrero, Liza Danila and Ryan Arabejo, and is affiliated with the following: United States Swim School Association, World Aquatic Babies and Children Network, World Aquatic Baby Congress, Aquatic Achiever of Australia, Philippine Swimming Inc., and the Triathlon Association of the Philippines.