We hear you. Weighing the pros and cons of year-round swim lessons. Trying to decide how necessary it is to keep your little ones in the pool week-in and week-out. And while you know our answer is, “Yes, they need to stay in lessons,” you may not be aware of all the reasons why. So we’re happy to share.
Water Is Year-Round. It Just Is.
Drowning is the #1 cause of unintentional, injury-related death among children ages 1-4, and that fact is not limited to the summer calendar. Children are exposed to water on a daily basis, and it takes as little as 2 inches and 20 seconds to snatch a precious life. Continuation of swim lessons builds upon the relationship your children have established with the water, giving them a healthy respect for it and establishing necessary boundaries in and around it.
Skills, Skills…Such Glorious Skills
We know how quickly the years pass, and as a caregiver, you are focused on offering your little ones a well-rounded education, including extracurricular activities. Sports, music lessons, foreign languages…the list of skills they can learn is endless. However, swim lessons are more than an extracurricular activity. They’re one of the few lessons that can save your child’s life…even as an adult. We encourage you to look at water safety education as a no-questions-asked staple in your child’s upbringing, similar to education, manners and eating vegetables. Because swimming is a life skill. Plain and simple.
Practice Makes Progress
Retention is a funny thing, isn’t it? Teachers bid students adieu at the end of a school year, tactfully BEGGING parents to keep their children reading, writing and practicing math facts. Why? Because they know that in just a few short weeks, regression of skills will happen if practice goes out the window. The same goes for swim lessons. You’ve watched your child progress (and you’re oh so proud!), but taking them out of swim lessons, even for a few months, can cause regression and build upon the time it’ll take when you return to get them back on track. And water safety has no room for regression when consistent practice makes such life-saving progress!
At Aqua-Tots Swim Schools, we know how many directions you’re being pulled, how many demands fill your day. That’s why we’re here to “spin this plate” for you. We’ll handle the swim lessons, so you can tackle all the other amazing memory-making moments! We’re in this together. We’ll see you at the pool!