Water sports are the perfect way to keep cool and active as the weather starts to warm up and we prepare for another Australian summer.
Over the coming months it is more important than ever to reinforce vigilance and safety around the pool, near waterways and across our beautiful beaches.
Before letting children jump into the water it’s important they are prepared by knowing how to swim. Supervised swimming lessons with a qualified instructor can teach children the many far-reaching benefits of swimming and make the water a fun and stress-free place to be.
Grammar Swim School focuses on developing water safety skills and awareness in a fun and stimulating environment. There is plenty of evidence that shows consistent and regular aquatic activity also helps improve water safety skills.
While every child will be different, the team at Grammar Swim School align individual swimming abilities and skills with the national framework so many children still learning to swim will benefit greatly from regular swimming lessons which not only improve capabilities but also confidence in the water.
Here are five top reasons to enrol your child in swimming lessons.
1. Swimming lessons save lives
A child who learns to swim when young develops crucial lifelong water awareness and swimming ability; however, adult supervision is required at all times when a child is in the water.
2. Improves fitness
Swimming is a low-impact form of exercise that provides a great alternative to sedentary activities like watching TV and playing computer games. It’s also a sure-fire way to tire the kids out, as swimming provides a workout for the whole body. In particular, it improves coordination, balance and flexibility. The fun of playing around in the water allows children to exercise without even knowing it!
3. Increases confidence in the water and on land
Not only is swimming great for the body, it’s also great for the mind. It can improve mood and self-esteem. Learning to swim early on will also reduce a child’s fear of water, making pools and beaches less stressful environments. As they develop confidence in their swimming ability, they will feel more comfortable splashing around and learn to enjoy themselves in the water. Swimming can also be a great social activity.
4. A skill for life
Once the skill is learned, your child will always know how to swim, regardless of their fitness level. This is especially useful for taking part in other recreational water activities, such as kayaking, surfing, diving, or event sailing.
5. It’s fun!
It’s a fantastic and versatile activity that can be done all year round, indoors and outdoors, alone or in a team, at a beach or in a pool, as a competitive sport or as a recreational activity with friends and family.
All school-aged children in Australia have the opportunity to learn to swim in primary school. However, enrolling your child in a swimming program at an earlier age or taking them to extra-curricular swimming lessons will reinforce the water skills learned at school and improve their general level of confidence in the water.
For more information contact the Grammar Swim School today on 5477 4499 or visit www.grammarswimschool.qld.edu.au