Year-round swimming is one of the best investments you can make in your child. One of the comments we frequently hear from a parent is, “This is his/her first time back in the pool since last summer!”
Most often parents expect their child to pick up where they left off, just like riding a bike, but with children who are learning to swim, consistency and practice are essential. Swimming lessons are the best investment you can make in your child’s success as a swimmer. Once a week maintenance classes are encouraged after your child completes our initial 3-6 week private lessons. Encourage your child’s continued growth and success by getting them to “just keep swimming” all year long. Knowing hoe to swim is an important, life saving skill that needs to be taught and practiced even in the off-season.
Oftentimes after a long break, kids forget how to swim, taking swim lessons during the winter is vital for kids to keep up their skills. According the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) https://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/Pages/AAP-Updates-Recommendations-to-Prevent-Drowning-in-Children.aspx the most drownings occur during Memorial Day weekend when pools have re-opened. Statistics reported by the AAP show that children who take formal swim lessons reduce their risk of drowning by 88%. As Parent’s, enrolling your child in an off season program and encouraging them to show you what they’ve learned is life changing.
As seen in our students at Little Waves Swim Academy, continuing your child’s water education in the off season will help them advance their swimming skills and feel more confident in the water. We are excited to celebrate our love of water and education with you. Want to learn more? Keep your child swimming year round by contacting us https://www.littlewavesswim.com/contact-us today!