Swim Lessons for children
Swim lessons for children will have many health & fitness benefits.
Now I’m pretty sure that we all know the minds of our children are just like a sponge, soaking everything up.
So wouldn’t you want to teach as much as you possibly can to them.
On an average, most children start taking swimming lessons at about 3 years old.
What people don’t know is you can teach a child how to swim as young as 3 to 4 months old.
Great isn’t it? This article will give you the best tips for having your child learn to swim, easier & a lot more enjoyable.
First off finding the right swim lessons or program for your child is pretty important.
A program that teaches the correct techniques on how to swim and to have fun at the same time.
Children learn the best when having fun, we all know that. Choosing a swim program based on closest place to where you live is not really a good idea, since different programs teach different techniques that are mainly for experienced swimmers with high level of endurance.
Research a little & try to find the best for yourself and child.
A good example would be, if your child has never ever swam before then you would want a beginner class.
If they can dog paddle then look at the next class up from beginner. Yeah I know that’s common sense but hey.
Getting Ready For A Swim Lesson
Getting ready for swimming lessons is quite simple, you should have a bag or back pack that can keep your items dry, towels, swim suit, a cap and goggles if you feel like you need them.
Of course some extra clothing to change into after swim lessons.
You have to make sure the cap and goggles aren’t too tight that is important. It can impair many children’s abilities to perform well while in the water.
A good length swim lesson is about 30 to 45 minutes, so children need to be comfortable.
A full body swim suit can be used if the child or adult is cold in the water all of the time.
Full body suits are designed to trap body heat inside making it a lot warmer for the swimmer.
NO EATING BEFORE SWIM LESSONS
Another important tip is that a child should not eat at least one hour before the swimming lesson.
There is a lot of rapid movement in the water when teaching a child to learn to swim. So in other words don’t have your child throw’n up all over the place.
Floating is often a no no in swim schools because they feel that it gives a person a false sense of security and comfort in the water.
Mate let me tell ya that is NOT true what so ever.
Here is some more common sense, a child or adult that is taking swimming lessons needs to become relaxed in the water before they can learn one simple stroke. Therefore THEY NEED TO LEARN HOW TO FLOAT
Another thing is I know that you are proud of your kids, but you can’t put a lot of pressure on your child being that swimming is something that is learned on their own time.
Believe me every kid can swim and they WILL get it with time depending on the child and their abilities.
All they need is encouragement and patience in the water, and it is important to avoid pressuring the child to be in higher levels if they are not ready yet.
Remember patience is a virtue, they learn how to swim quicker than you think.
Shower after swimming no matter how clean the pool is.
Swimming takes a lot out of a child and an adult, so be sure to eat and drink after the lesson. Now go have fun.