Knowing how to swim is an essential and potentially life-saving skill which is particularly important in Australia where we are surrounded by some of the world’s most beautiful beaches and have a love for outdoor entertaining in the warmer months. Swimming is much more than an activity, there are benefits that your child can take through life with them. At A1 Swimming Academy, we believe that every child should learn how to swim and that everyone has the capacity to learn. All you need to do is to get out there and give it a go!
Here are 6 reasons of many, why your child should learn to swim in 2018:
- A Skill for Life
Teaching your child to swim from a young age equips them with the skill that will last a lifetime. It will come in handy when you least expect it and they can even teach others later on in life!
According to the National Safe Kids Campaign, drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury – related death to children ages 1 through to 14. It is crucial that kids learn how to swim at a young age, considering we are surrounded by water (even your bathtub). Not only will you be more confident in your child’s ability to be around the water, they will gain the confidence they need and be better equipped to stay safe.
- Improving Health and Fitness
Swimming is such a great exercise because it burns so much energy! Whether it’s learning water drills, swimming laps or pool games, swimming requires a large amount of energy that will improve their overall health and wellbeing. It’s also great for kids with Asthma as it doesn’t irritate or cause flare ups like running – plus it helps improve lung capacity allowing them to function more efficiently. Swimming is also great for the health and fitness of your game obsessed tweens and teens, the posture and spine strengthening benefits are considerable.
- To Have Fun
All seriousness aside, swimming is such a fun activity! If your child learns to swim, a door of opportunities will open. Remember that pool party Ryan was throwing? Now you have the confidence to allow them to have fun and be safe at the same time while making new friends.
- Low Impact Sport
There’s a reason why swimming is used for rehabilitation – because it’s a low impact sport. The body is 90 percent buoyant when in the water which reduces the impact it has on your child’s growing body. This makes swimming a great activity for kids alongside other sporting activities like Football or Netball, and can help them stay injury free.
- Self Confidence
Many people develop a fear of water at a young age. Some situations may be more complex than others but by making sure that your children learn to swim whilst they are young, you can significantly increase your child’s confidence in and around the water, ensuring with the appropriate parent supervision that they are safe and comfortable in the water.
Swimming is an essential skill for life. It’s never too late to learn how to swim. Our friendly, qualified swimming instructors that are passionate about teaching children and adults the necessary skills to be safe around the water. The best part, is that we’re completely mobile and come to you! Book your one on one session today!