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.Read More...
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.Read More...
Does your child cry when learning how to swim? Don’t worry; it’s more common than you think. At Aqua-Tots Swim Schools, we want to help and encourage your child to turn their tears into cheers!
4 Common Reasons Children Cry
- It’s New – Swimming lessons are a new experience. There are new sights, sounds, textures, smells, faces, and interactions in the pool environment.
- Age –With time, your child will gain control over their emotions and learn to enjoy the water.
- Separation Anxiety – Your child may experience separation anxiety and feel anxious when away from familiar people and places.
- Fear or Anger – Some children are genuinely fearful of the water and it takes time and patience to help them overcome their fear. Other children can become angry and use tears to control the situation. Our staff is here to help!