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10 reasons why you should get your baby in the water

10 Reasons for Baby Swimming Lessons An ideal opportunity for parent and child bonding in a relaxed and fun environment. All babies have primitive and postural reflexes, one of which is the Mammalian Reflex which is strong between 0-6 months and enables them to naturally breath-hold when submerged. Gross and fine motor skills are strengthened. Coordination and balanc […]

The Cognitive Benefits of Baby Swimming Lessons

The Cognitive Benefits of Baby Swimming Lessons The benefits of introducing your child to swimming lessons whilst still a baby are many, and include improved physical development as well as social development – not to mention fun! The benefit that is overlooked most often (most likely because it is still widely unknown) is that of cognition. The cognitive benefits are […]

The Social Benefits of Baby Swimming Lessons

The Social Benefits of Baby Swimming Lessons When you actually stop and think about it, there is such a wide range of benefits available to babies and children who are taught to swim at a gentle, gradual pace. If you speak to any parent who has put their children in swimming lessons from a very early age, chances are that they witnessed first-hand the many examples of menta […]

The Physical Benefits of Baby Swimming Lessons

The Physical Benefits of Baby Swimming Lessons Teaching your baby to swim might help them overcome their initial fear of water and provide a great excuse to have some fun and exercise at the same time, but it could have other benefits as well. Recently, researchers from Norway and Britain found that children who had taken baby swimming classes did better on tests […]

The Emotional Benefits of Baby Swimming Lessons

The Emotional Benefits of Baby Swimming Lessons When you actually stop and think about it, there is a wide range of benefits available to babies and children who are taught to swim in a gentle, gradual pace. If you speak to any parent who has put their children in swimming lessons from a very early age, chances are that they witnessed first-hand the many examples of mental, p […]

The Safety Benefits of Baby Swimming Lessons

The Safety Benefits of Baby Swimming Lessons Statistics released by Water Safety New Zealand earlier this year showed that between January 1st and December 31st, 2011 a shocking 131 people in New Zealand lost their lives to drowning. We are a culture that thrives on being able to spend time at play on our beaches and waterways, but clearly we need help when it comes to staying safe. […]