Why should your child learn to swim?
The simple answer to this question is safety; the most common cause of accidental death in children aged one to fourteen is drowning. Swimming is an essential lifesaving skill.
There are many other varied reasons why your child should also learn to swim. Swimming can be lots of fun for any child of any age, it’s engaging and social not to mention comes with many health benefits. Swimming can improve on core skills such as coordination, stamina, strength, and flexibility. However, more importantly, it keeps the heart and lungs healthy. Swimming comes with its challenges but with that, your child learns to overcome them and in turn becomes more confident and can learn to be part of a team. Once your child is confident in the water it opens the door to many other fun activities, kayaking, scuba diving, snorkelling, surfing and much more. When your child starts school or joins a club you’ll be assured that they’ll be safe in the water.
Once they have learnt to swim it’s a skill that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.