12 reasons for year round swimming

01 Jun 2015

There are so many reasons for enrolling your child in swimming lessons. Not only does it help them to be safe in the water, but it also has academic, social and learning benefits as well.  

1. Increased water safety focus

Children discover a reinforced water safety focus, helping them to develop those life saving swimming skills sooner.

2. Achieve milestones earlier

Kids who participate in early-years swimming achieve personal milestones much earlier than the average population, regardless of social background or gender. 

3. Advanced social, personal and academic skills

Early-years swimming has been proven to help kids to develop essential academic, social and personal skills.

4. Improved motor skills 

Children who participate in early-years swimming on a regular basis tend to develop physical skills earlier than the average population.

5. Improved co-ordination 

Swimming lessons from an early age can help to improve hand-eye coordination.

6. Improved confidence 

Swimming lessons create a positive learning environment, leading to increased confidence.

7. Improved literacy and numeracy 

Early-years swimming is linked to more advanced cognitive and linguistic skills.

8. Improved learning ability

Children who participate in early-years swimming have shown that they tend to achieve learning milestones, such as counting to ten, earlier than average.

9. Improved orientation and water familiarisation 

Kids in early-years swimming programs demonstrate improved water familiarisation and orientation. 

10. Improved transition into schooling in later years

The academic, social and personal skills gained during year round early-years swimming is beneficial as they transition into preschool and school.

11. Improved overall well being

The positive learning environment of early-years swimming is linked to children’s improved overall well being.

12. Improved swimming and water safety skills 

Year round swimming lessons reinforces vital skills and improves swimming skills faster than infrequent swimming lessons.

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