3 Benefits of Year-Round Swim Classes

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As the temperature drops, leaves fall, and the amount of sunlight each day dwindles during fall, so do your choices for physical activity. Many people opt out of swim lessons in the colder months, believing it’s a summer-only activity, but in fact swimming year-round is one of the best things you could do for you and your kids! It’s great for physical health, mental health, and retaining the skills already learned.

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Back to School, Stay in the Pool!

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The big kids are back in school! We said Farewell to the lazy days of summer and Hello to busy fall schedules. If your child took swim lessons over the summer, did you know that continuing throughout the school year could actually help him or her to do better in school? Numerous studies have shown a link between exercise and higher academic achievement. According to a study in the Journal of School Health, even when controlling for gender, race/ethnicity, and socioeconomic status, there is a significant correlation between the physical fitness and academic achievements of a child.

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Drowning Prevention: What Every Parent Must Know

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On average, two children under age 15 die each day in the U.S. from unintentional drowning, and the summer months account for the majority of incidents. Five times as many will require emergency treatment for nonfatal submersion injuries, which can result in severe damage to the brain and long-term disabilities.

The home swimming pool is still where most childhood drownings happen, whether at your home or the home of a friend or family member. Here’s a chilling statistic: half of all children who will drown next year will do so within a mere 25 yards of an adult. Let that sink in. Only 25 yards away, yet an adult will not notice that a child is drowning and needs help.

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