Benefits of Swimming in the Winter Months
As temperatures drop and we await the first snowfall, kids all around St. Louis are still slipping on their swim suits and grabbing their goggles. Why? Little Fishes Swim School students and their parents know that swimming has countless benefits, even in the depths of winter.
- Building essential skills. Swimming may be a popular activity in the summer months, but practicing in the winter leads to stronger skills when the busy swim season comes around. It is essential to practice often to promote muscle memory and build on current skills. According to the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, participation in formal swim lessons reduces the risk of drowning by 88% for children between the ages of 1 and 4. Continuous practice will promote confidence when it’s really time to put swimming skills to use next summer.
- Promoting activity. Swimming is one of the best exercises for kiddos because it is engages the entire body, incorporating cardio and muscle workouts all at once. With state of the art, 93-degree salt-water pools, Little Fishes Swim School provides an ideal environment to stay active, even when the outdoors is chilly. With fewer opportunities to stay active in the winter, consider swimming to fill the exercise void.
- Curing winter blues. Winter admittedly makes us dreary, tired, and gives us an easy excuse to cuddle up on the couch. Energy builds up and our bodies slow. Avoid cabin fever by signing up for swim lessons where your little fish will get out of the house, interact with friends, learn from fun coaches, and get their blood flowing.
Little Fishes Swim School offers warm facilities for swimmers of all levels. Call us today to enroll your little ones in a class tailored to their age and abilities!