Swim School: 3 Reasons Your Child Should Learn to Swim
The most important reasons children should learn to swim is safety. Learning to swim is important and we all know about the endless benefits of swimming. If safety is not enough to motivate you to enrol your child in swimming lessons, here’s 3 reasons why your child should start learning to swim at a young age.
Swimming is an Essential Survival Skill
According to the National Safe Kids Campaign, drowning is the second most common cause of unintentional injury-related death to children ages under the age of 14. Allowing your child to get comfortable in and around water helps them to overcome a fear of water. Also, learning about the importance of water safety at a young age is an essential life-saving skill to have. In 2009, the American Academy of Paediatrics found that children enrolled in formal swimming lessons had an 88% reduced risk of drowning.
Swimming Helps to Develop Social Skills
The pool is a great way to foster social interactions and intimacy. Enrolling your child in a swim school allows them to interact with other children, allowing them to not only enjoy the sport but also strike up a few friendships with children of their own age. This helps them greatly in their growth and development of social skills, as well as to learn important social rules such as sharing, taking turns, working in teams, and to develop resilience, confidence and problem-solving skills in social situations.
Swimming Brings Great Health Benefits
Swimming is an aquatic sport that requires us to utilize all muscles in our body, thus greatly improving our endurance, stamina and cardiovascular health. Regular physical activity helps to build and maintain strong, healthy muscles, bones and joints which is crucial for kids, as well as to help them achieve and maintain a healthy body weight. Introducing an active lifestyle at a young age could also encourage to continue being physically active and maintain the mind-set of staying active as they grow older.
SWIMMAX strives to provide the best aquatic education for toddlers as young as twelve months old. With swimming lessons conducted only by professional swimming coaches certified by Singapore Sport Council (SSC) and Singapore Swimming Teachers’ Association (SSTA), and a mission of promoting “Water Safety Awareness”, you can be sure that your child will be taught under an absolute safe environment.