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Benefits of Learning How to Swim at a Young Age

Training your child to swim and motivating him to swim habitually can have substantial benefits for his health and safety. Particularly on a hot day, swimming can be a way to regulate body temperature while developing a strong sense of physical and social activity. Taking your kids to indoor pools during the colder months to promote an active lifestyle throughout the year can be beneficial. Swimming offers a more effective exercise than some other activities. Here we look at some of the benefits of swimming for toddlers and kids:

Physical Health
Swimming is a great cardiovascular exercise that promotes cardiac and respiratory health, develops strength and flexibility, increases stamina and even improves stability, balance, and posture. Furthermore, swimming is a way to thwart childhood obesity, which has been linked to juvenile and then eventually adult diabetes. Swimming also reduces strain on joints and ligament & tendon tissues than other forms of exercise do. Swimming makes use every part of the body’s major muscle groups and is an excellent aerobic activity to get your child’s heart rate pumping. In addition, it is an exercise regime that is designed to increase cardiovascular and respiratory activity while simultaneously toning muscles that increases flexibility and remains the sport that is least likely to cause injuries in children. In swimming, a child will learn to synchronise what your arms and legs are doing in the water, together with coordinating your breathing and other bodily movements. Swimming assists with coordination and strength in various other, out-of-water activities as a result.

Drowning is the second most prominent cause of death for people between the ages of 5 and 24. When teaching your child to learn how to swim, he will not only become a better swimmer but also acquire valuable practice in the water. This experience significantly diminishes the risk of a tragedy if your child accidentally falls into an unguarded pool or gets drawn into deep water by a strong current at the beach. Your child will be ready to tackle any situation should anything happen whilst in the water.

Emotional Health
Encouraging your child to learn how to swim can also help in developing his psychological and emotional health. The natural resistance of the water is more soothing than other types of exercise. In addition, it was also noted that people have the tendency to exercise for longer periods of time while swimming. Swimming can also improve general mood and aid in fighting depression. Familiarising children with water at a very young age aids in preventing a fear of water that may develop at a later stage in their lives. Workouts that involve moving independently in water and grabbing on to the side are magnificent in boosting your baby’s confidence. Several parents also find that handling their child in the water is great for them as well — especially if they are apprehensive about water or haven’t learned to swim. Parents become so proud of what their child can do.

Swim Baby is an infantile, toddler and learn-to-swim Swim School offering babies from as early as birth up until 4 years old on how to be safe as well as confident and appreciates the water from a young age, thus ensuring a healthy relationship with water during the course of their lives. The Swim Baby pool has been deliberately built to provide swimming for babies, toddlers and young children all year round.

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