Michael Phelps and 4-year-old son, Boomer Robert want to teach kids alongside PAW Patrol‘s water-rescue pup Zuma how to stay safe while in the water.
In a 30-second singalong, Phelps, Boomer and other parent-child pairs take viewers through the “ABCs and 123s of Swim Safety” which include finding a grown-up to go with, locating the shallow and deep ends of the pool as well as, learning to swim of course.
Phelps, who serves as the PAW Patrol Safety First! Global Water Safety Ambassador, says in a press release how:
“Water safety has been a priority in my family since I was a child, as my mom was adamant that my sisters and I learn to swim for safety purposes.”
“The statistics around accidental drowning are alarming and we want to help educate and encourage families with a few basic tips in a fun and informative way,” Phelps continued.
“We want all kids to know the 123s of water safety — starting with never going to the water alone — and thanks to the support of the Michael Phelps Foundation, Nickelodeon and PAW Patrol, we can bring these important messages to the world with the help of the PAW Patrol pups and a fun, catchy song for families to sing along,” Phelps adds.
Previously, Boomer joined his dad to promote water safety for the entire family, teaming up with Huggies in a 2018 campaign for the brand’s Little Swimmers water-friendly diapers.
“Sharing our love for the water with Boomer last year was very special for Nicole and me,” Phelps said in a statement about the partnership.
“We are looking forward to enjoying the water as a family of four during [now-2-year-old son Beckett Richard] and Boomer’s first summer together and are excited to partner with Huggies Little Swimmers to create the ultimate #WaterPlaybook for babies so they can be confident and comfortable in the water too.”
Beginning on Tuesday, PAW Patrol Safety First! is set to air on Nickelodeon, Nick Jr. and associated television and social media channels.
In addition, parents may also download an interactive PAW Patrol Swim Safety toolkit — including printable mazes, coloring sheets and more, designed to help teach water safety — at nickelodeonparents.com.
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.