Reading, Writing, Swimming: What Life Skills Are You Giving Your Child?

Swimming is more than a sport; it’s a life skill.  Parenthood is full of teachable moments. Some lessons can be wrapped up short and sweet and tied with a bow, while others require repetition, consistency, determination, and time.  

“This is how you bake a cake.” “This is how you tie your shoes.” “This is how you ride a bike.” Although practice may be necessary, these are tasks that can be perfected in a relatively short amount of time.  

Other lessons are life skills. These are skills that are “necessary or desirable for full participation in everyday life,” things that children learn at a young age and continue to practice into adulthood in order to establish consistent knowledge and habits.  

Swimming is one such life skill that takes years of practice, repetition, and consistency before mastered. What parents often overlook is that valuable time is lost at the beginning of each season as instructors (whether teachers, coaches, or swimming instructors) revisit skills that were lost while a child was out of practice, skills that could have been maintained if practiced consistently. And when swimming is practiced consistently in formal lessons, the risk of drowning among children aged one to four years old can be reduced by 88%.

At Aqua-Tots, we are focused on more than teaching your child to swim for the summer. We are passionate about developing life skills, not just for their childhood safety and enjoyment, but for their adult safety and enjoyment as well.  

Whether your child is new to swimming or has mastered many of the swimming techniques, there is always more to learn. Help your child by giving them the foundation necessary to be a swimmer for life. It’s a life skill worth mastering!

Contact one of our schools to get started today!