As summer approaches, we are dreaming of days by the pool and weekends at the beach. Water is one of the best parts of warm weather and the perfect family fun -- but it comes with some risks too. Enrolling your kids in swimming lessons has a slew of benefits for both safety and fun!
Did you know that drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death in children under the age of 5? And that 1 in 5 people that die from drowning are under the age of 14? We hate to start off with a scare like that, but it’s important to understand just how critical swimming lessons can be for children.
Swimming lessons help to build a solid foundation that will teach children life skills that will not only benefit their health through exercise, but also could save them from drowning. During lessons, children learn how to hold their head above water, float when tired, and to not panic when they fall in. The lessons teach a basic respect of the water that children can carry throughout their entire lives.
In addition to basic survival swimming skills, swimming lessons benefit kids by:
Providing an outlet for exercise. Swimming lessons offer aerobic exercise that puts little stress on the growing joints and bones of children. It’s a great way for kids to stay active and fight childhood obesity.
Improves social skills. Many adults can look fondly back on summers spent at the pool. Swimming lessons provide a safe, productive environment for kids to socialize while learning to swim.
Builds confidence. By facing challenges and overcoming them, swimming lessons help children build confidence and independence.
At Core Fitness, we strive to provide an environment for the whole family to get fit! Part of that is creating classes focused towards children. If you’re interested in enrolling your children in swimming lessons or other children-focused fitness classes, please visit our website for more information. We look forward to hearing from you!