Why Your Child is Ready for Independent Swim Lessons
Parents considering enrolling their children in swim lessons often express concern about their kiddos not being ready. While each little fish is unique, and should be encouraged to develop and his or her own pace, there is no better time than now to get started. Here’s why:
- Developmental Benefits: Current studies show many benefits for younger children including enhanced developmental growth and immunity. Children who have been enrolled in swim classes tend to reach milestones earlier than their non-swimming peers, and the breathing required during swimming helps developing respiratory systems.
- Safety Benefits: Children learn to recognize verbal commands earlier from listening to swim instructors and lifeguards, which is an important part of developing water safety. Creating these safe habits is vital as children move on to independent swimming. Teaching children about water hazards and different water environments—such as natural bodies of water, public pools, and residential pools—can help prevent drowning which is the second leading cause of death for children under 11. By building both their confidence and early technique, swim lessons may also lessen their dependency on “floaties” or other non-life saving devices.
At Little Fishes Swim School, our small class size and ample individual attention help ensure that your child is safe, happy, and receiving the best instruction available. Plus, our tropical environment is welcoming and is sure to make your little fish forego his or her fears and jump right in!
Have questions about your child’s specific needs or abilities? Don’t hesitate to reach out! Give us a call at 314-647-7946.