Why Is Parental Involvement Important?
Many young children can swim and play independently in the water.
Some swim schools teach swimmers in the water without parents from a very young age. World Wide Swim School believes that parental involvement is important in the water until the age of 4.
Lara can swim by herself. So why is parental involvement so important?
She has great confidence in the water and can kick and paddle on her own. Her mother is still a part of her swimming lesson so she can refine these skills by manipulating Lara’s arms and legs in the water.
The child will practice skills by having a turn by herself first.
The parent will then manipulate either arms or legs (we see legs in this video) to hone the skill. By receiving constant manipulation from her parent within the lesson until the age of 4, Lara’s stroke will be a fantastic participant when she joins a learn to swim lesson by herself. Her kick will be strong and constant and her arms will have a great entry and exit positions as well as a good feel for the water. This is why parental involvement is so important.
It is a competent instructors job to involve parents within the lesson. This will assist the swimmers in perfecting their stroke and technique once they graduate to a class by themselves.
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