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Why You Shouldn’t Wait Until Your Children Are Older to Register Them for Swim Lessons
“Sign the kids up for swim lessons.” These words have lived on the to-do lists of busy parents everywhere. Even though lots of parents intend to sign their little ones up for classes, not many of them actually get around to it. Maybe it never seems like a good time in the schedule. Maybe since you don’t have a pool at your house you figure lessons are not necessary until your kids are older. The truth is, the best time for your children to begin learning how to swim is now. In this review, we will discuss why you shouldn’t wait until your children are older to sign them up for classes.
#1 – Swim Lessons Save Lives
Giving your child the opportunity to learn to swim at a young age takes a lot of work. You have to carve out time in your schedule for class, make the trip, and bring changes of clothes for you and your child. There may even be times when you and your child just don’t feel like it. Although swimming lessons might add to your schedule, you have to consider the fact that they could literally save your child’s life one day. Sign your kids up for classes so that if they are ever in a situation where they are in the water unattended, they will be prepared.
#2 – Swim Lessons Familiarize Children With The Water
In addition to saving lives, classes also familiarize little ones with the water. Some kids just do not have an inherent fear of the water. Because of this, little ones may be tempted to enter a pool by themselves out of curiosity or a lack of understanding. This is why registering your kids for swimming programs is so important. Within the first lesson or two, kids begin to develop a respect of the water. They learn very quickly that they can’t breathe under water and that they need mommy or daddy with them at all times. The younger a child can begin learning these concepts, the better.
#3 – Swim Lessons Help Children Stay Active
Not only do classes keep children safe and familiarize them with the water, but they also help them stay active. After all, swimming is something that is not just functional, but enjoyable as well. In a time when so many adolescents are wrapped up in technology and staying indoors, it has never been more important to cultivate a love in our kids for outdoor activities that promote a healthy lifestyle. Swimming is excellent exercise and a great way for children to stay active. The younger your son or daughter begins swimming, the stronger swimmer they will likely become. You never know – maybe you are looking at a future Olympic gold medalist!
If you are a parent of young children, keep in mind the reasons to sign your little ones up for swim lessons sooner than later.
DuPage Swimming Center is a state-of-the-art instructional swimming facility in Aurora, Illinois. We offer swim programs for children ages six months and older. Our goal is to teach every student how to be water safe, while having fun.