Why Learn To Swim?

Why Your Child Should Learn To Swim

Reasons why your child should learn to swim are many and varied. You need to give your child the chance to learn to swim.

The most important reason is that swimming is the only
sport which can save your child's life.

Drowning is still one of the most common causes of accidental death in children, so being able to swim is an essential life-saving skill. It's important to remember that children who appear water confident are not always competent swimmers.

Swimming is the only sport which can save your child's life.

Why is swimming important?

  • Swimming is not just fun, it also provides loads of benefits which can help to keep your children healthy and happy at the same time.
  • Swimming keeps your child's heart and lungs healthy, improves strength and flexibility, increases stamina and even improves balance and posture.
  • Another great thing about swimming is that children of any age or ability can take part and it is more accessible for children than any other sport.
  • Swimming provides challenges and rewards, which helps children to become self-confident and believe their abilities.

Health, fun, and confidence are not the only reasons why your child should learn to swim. Learning to swim also opens up the door to a range of other activities.

  • Kayaking
  • Canoeing
  • Scuba diving
  • Surfing
  • Triathlon
  • Yachting

Remember, you can't always be there. Learning to swim may save their life one day.

Photo Credit: by Mariano Nocetti on Unsplash