The Social Benefits of Swimming Lessons
Did you know that learning to swim is not the only benefit of swimming lessons for children? Yes, it is true that swim lessons have been proven to reduce the risk of drowning by 88 percent, but did you know that swim lessons have also been proven to provide social benefits?
The continuous interaction with other children, for example, is fundamental for developing social skills. While there are many ways to connect your little fish with their peers, there is something about progressing through swim levels together that creates an even stronger bond. Plus, children who’ve learned the necessary swim skills are able to partake in more social activities in the future such as joining swim teams, pool parties, beach trips, boating excursions, and more.
In addition to bonding with other children, swim lessons create an incredible connection between parent and child, as well. You play a larger social role in your child’s learning-to-swim experience than you may think. Whether you’re in the water with them or simply cheering from the sidelines, the shared experience will make a lasting impression.
So, next time you’re wondering if your little fish is “advanced enough” and no longer needs lessons—remember the social aspect. Your child’s social development is expanding with every stroke.