Swimming is fun! It's a fantastic and multipurpose activity that can be done at any time of the year. It can be done indoors and outdoors, alone or in a team. Think how fantastic it would be for your child to be able to swim on holiday and feel safe. It can even be done as a competitive sport or as a recreational activity with friends and family. With all the splashes and fun and games your child can play in the water, swimming will put a smile on your child's face (and create a few laughs and giggles, too!).
Swimming accesses all five senses: sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch. The swimming pool is therefore a wonderful sensory playground for a child to enjoy.
By introducing babies and children to swimming from an early age, it is likely that they will always love the feeling of being surrounded by water and have no fear. Swimming becomes second nature to them.
And swimming is fun! Not only is the parent-child bond positively reinforced during a swimming class, but the child will also sing and play with other children (ideally of the same age) and start to look forward to seeing them again. Your child will gain listening skills and trust, as they try new and exciting activities for the first time.
And even their brains benefit! Young children learn through movement and play—through being active. The development of the whole body, including the brain, comes from these physically active, direct experiences. These positive early experiences forge the foundations for lifelong learning. They have the ability to increase concentration, alertness and perceptual abilities.