16 Benefits Of Swimming Lessons

benefits of swimming

Kids will remember the water safety techniques they learn in swim classes for the rest of their life! Yet it isn’t the only advantage they will enjoy. These are 16 ways swim lessons help kids achieve exceptional accomplishments in and out of the pool!

1. Educates about Water Safety

Everything we do at Friendly Dolphin Swim School teaches children to be safer in and around water. That is why we practice water safety during every lesson and teach youngsters life-saving swim skills as young as four months old!

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drowning is the greatest cause of injury-related death among children ages 1-4 and the second largest cause of death among children ages 5-14. While drowning avoidance needs multiple layers of safety, swim training has been demonstrated to cut drowning risk by 88%!

Even if you believe your child “knows” how to swim, make sure you can answer “yes” to all ten of the following questions before deciding whether they would benefit from swim classes.

We will launch Friendly Dolphin at Home, a series of free, virtual dry-land swim classes on YouTub, to guarantee that more families can access water safety information and services. Many of our swim schools also provide free, entertaining, and interactive W.A.T.E.R. safety presentations to local elementary schools, daycares, and other community organizations.

2. Offers Physical Exercise

Swimming can be fun to keep your kids active and healthy throughout the year. While most people know that swimming is a terrific low-impact aerobic workout, it also has many other health advantages, including increased strength, endurance, flexibility, balance, and more!

3. Promotes Cardiovascular Health

Swimming is one of the best exercises for cardiovascular health because it trains your heart and lungs to function together more efficiently. As a result, your heart has to work less hard to pump blood and oxygen throughout your body.

4. Increases Lung Capacity

One of the most important things swimmers learn early on is how to manage their breath, which helps them develop their lung capacity. This permits oxygen to flow more efficiently through the body and create energy.

5. Increases Endurance

Swimming is an activity that works every muscular area while also increasing cardiac strength. This translates to increased endurance and stamina and lays the foundation for exceptional achievements in any other sport!

6. Muscle Growth

Your young fish will use muscular groups that they would not have had the opportunity to build otherwise during swim training. Each swimming stroke they learn will require them to use various muscles to pull, kick, and glide through the water.

7. Digestion Aids

To be more exact, our digestive system needs movement to function correctly. Swimming provides mobility that helps kids open up and assimilate. Consider food to be marble and your child’s intestinal system to be the narrow, winding corridor the marble must traverse.

8. Enhances Sleep

Kids seem to have a limitless supply of energy, and while you’d think they’d burn it off during the day, they need to exercise ALL of their muscles effectively, which swimming is ideal for!

9. Boosts Energy

Swimming can enhance Sleep and increase energy, which may seem odd, but it’s real! As we learned in science class, an item at rest remains at rest, and an object in motion stays in motion. When your child spends all day playing on their tablet or watching T.V., it appears this is all they want to do. But get them moving for a while, and they’ll want to stay active.

10. Relieves Stress and Anxiety

Swimming benefits the body and has also been proven to help alleviate stress.

Being in the water has a calming impact on most individuals, whether it’s the relaxing feeling of floating or smoothly gliding. Swimming is also thought to be a stress-relieving activity for other reasons.

Those who are physically active tend to be happier and healthier. This is because exercise increases endorphins (the brain’s natural feel-good chemicals) while decreasing cortisol (the stress hormone). For example, swimming back and forth across the pool a few times gets the blood circulating and floods your body with a joyful feeling.

Swimming classes at Friendly Dolphin Swim School give kids more reasons to smile! Our award-winning tropical ambiance and shiver-free pools create a delightful backdrop for children to grow. When youngsters find an activity they enjoy, they are likelier to be happy outside the pool.

11. Enhances Memory

Exercise also helps to enhance the brain region connected with Memory and learning. Hence, when your children learn the backstroke, breaststroke, freestyle, and butterfly, consider the benefits to their minds and bodies.

12. Improves Academic Performance

A child’s cognitive development is built on two pillars: a safe environment and learning through directed play. According to a Griffith University study, children who begin swimming at a young age reach physical and mental milestones ahead of their peers. In addition, the style of instruction and sensory learning that children are exposed to early on in swim lessons is thought to convert easily into the learning they will perform in the classroom.

13. Improves Motor Skills

Swimming has been scientifically related to improved visual motor skills and oral expression performance in children under five. A study conducted by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology discovered that infants who participated in swim lessons displayed improved balance and motor skills from the beginning of their classes until the age of five.

14. Enhances Concentration

Swimming requires a great deal of synchronization, not only physically but also mentally. There’s a lot of emphasis on leg kicks, arm pulls, and breath control, which leaves little room for anything else. As a result, children become more concentrated on developing their swimming abilities and begin to witness astonishing outcomes, discovering that Concentration does make a difference in their capacity to succeed!

15. Character Development

You already know that water safety is a lifelong skill that children learn in swim classes, but did you realize that swimming can also teach your children other important life lessons? They will learn about hard effort, perseverance, resilience, and other values as they master various swim strokes and water safety skills.

16. Increases Confidence

We understand that youngsters can be apprehensive about the water and new experiences. For beginner swimmers, letting go of the wall and taking those first few pulls and kicks toward the other side of the pool might be scary.

That is why we have developed an appealing and safe environment in which children can conquer their concerns, learn to swim, appreciate the water, and have a great time doing it. Kids acquire Confidence in themselves and their talents with every kick, stroke, and breath—because every small victory adds up to a HUGE sense of accomplishment.

After all, life is a large pool full of lessons that challenge, change, and push us beyond our comfort zone. So we’re here to offer kids the Confidence to jump and also teach them life skills that will help them create waves in the pool and beyond!

Join Up and Get Incredible Results

At Friendly Dolphin Swim School, we encourage youngsters to stretch their boundaries, explore new possibilities, and become safer, more confident swimmers. Enroll your child in swim classes for toddlers, infants, and pre-teens at a Friendly Dolphin Swim School near you (we have over 26 sites across Singapore! Our confidence-boosting curriculum, tropical setting, and W.O.W.!

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