The kids may be back in school, but this Texas summer isn't done with us yet. Families are still escaping to the lake and the pool, but the water can be a dangerous place for young children.
Infant Aquatics is new to Central Texas, but it's a class parents say is literally a lifesaver.
Kids kick their legs, turn themselves over and gasp for air. And some of them are so little they can't even crawl.
Kelsey Baker knows kids are unpredictable. That's why she brings 6-month-old Jake to infant swim lessons. Even though sometimes it can be tough to watch.
"Oh my goodness I felt so bad, I wanted to help him cause he cries and he doesn't like being on his back in the water," she said.
But in this class making noise isn't discouraged. In fact, it could help save these little ones' lives.
"Their normal reaction is to cry for their parents, and that's exactly what I want them to do," says instructor Jen Price.
The point is to teach them how to float and breathe in case they fall in the water. The one and two-year-olds also learn to swim to safety.
Even with kids who respect the water, accidents can still happen. Price says a lot of times kids will just be reaching for a toy and fall right in.
Drowning is the leading cause of death for kids ages one to four. That's why Price brought infant aquatics to Waco for the first time.
She wanted peace of mind when her 2-year-old Kolton spent time with her older kids in the pool.
"I drove him to his lessons and it was very far away, and I saw the results how great he did and how much better I felt," she said.
It's something the other adults can relate to.
"He loves being in the water at home. He just needs to learn how to survive, just in case," Baker said.
That way, they believe, a day of fun in the sun will not end in tragedy.
For more information on Infant Aquatics in Waco, visit program website.