By Melinna Mills

Swim badges are an exciting part of Red Cross Swim Lessons. When children are recognized for mastering swimming and water skills in their current Red Cross Swim  level and earn a swim badge – it’s something worth celebrating! We encourage you to celebrate your child’s accomplishment by giving this meaningful item the place it deserves. Check out 5 DIY ways you can keep swim badges as mementos.
 
For these simple DIY mementos, you will need a short supply list. Many of these things you can find right in your home:
  • Backpack or bag
  • Craft fabric glue
  • Photo frame
  • Swimming related quote – hand written or printed
  • Glue stick
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Scotch tape
  • Stickers of your choice
  • Bucket hat
  • Multi-photo frame
 
 
Check out this fun video for steps on how to incorporate swim badges into keepsake items:
 
Tips for creating a memento:
  • Include your child in the creation of this keepsake
  • Have fun
  • Be creative
  • Show it off – share your memento with your friends and family on social media. Don’t forget to tag @redcrosscanada!
To sign your child up for Red Cross Swim programs, contact your local pool. For more information, check out www.redcross.ca.