There are a whole host of reasons why you should chose to enroll your children into swimming lessons. Here are our top 5 reasons why your child should learn to swim.
Water Safety. New Zealand is an island, which means we are surrounded by water. We kiwis have an affinity for the water, yet tragically New Zealand is among the worst in the developed world for its drowning statistic. We can never say you or your family are safe in around water but having the tools in your locker could make the difference between life or death. Nothing should be more important than safety!
When you learn to swim. You learn to swim for life. Being able to swim opens up a whole host and range of sports like boating, kayaking, canoeing, snorkeling, going to the beach, tubing, water skiing, surfing, sailing diving and more. Your children can enjoy playing in and around lakes, rivers, pools and the sea for the rest of their life. Swimming is fun!
Swimming boast countless health benefits. Swimming keeps your child's heart strong and improve their stamina. They'll get a healthy dose of lungs fitness and can help children with Asthma exercise safely. It will improve their strength by supporting muscle development and increase flexibility. Your child will get a whole body workout that will improve their balance, posture and improve sleep.
One of the most powerful benefits of learning to swim is that they can help their mind relax and support good mental health. Being in water is naturally calming, while the exercise of swimming releases the feel-good chemicals in the brain known as endorphins. Exercises can also reduce the stress hormone called cortisol.
It might not be the number one reason you choose swimming lessons for your child, but a natural side effect for kids who learn to swim early in life have superior visual-motor skills. Studies have shown children who began swimming early in life achieved mental and physical milestones earlier than ones who didn't. A research study through Griffith University shows positive foundations in math and language and attributes this to swimming lessons for children under 6 years of age.