When you teach your kids to swim, it has many benefits for children. It’s great for their health and well-being, it encourages their self-esteem. And perhaps most importantly, it teaches them a respect for the water. Griffith University has done a study which highlights the benefits for children who participate in early years swimming lesson.
Encourage Time to Play
Children should feel good about their progress, however, slow it may be. Ideally during the very early learn to swim stages, parents should give their children regular exposure to water. Time to play outside of the formal swimming lesson also helps. This will help to build their confidence and speed up the formal learn to swim process. Learning to swim well will take years to accomplish, so have patience and enjoy the journey with your child. Swimming is a skill that will be sure to last a lifetime.
Parents ask yourself these questions:
- Is your child attending swimming lesson?
- If your child found themselves in the water, would they be able to make their way to the edge of the pool unassisted?
- Is your child aware that they need your permission and supervision to swim?
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