5 benefits of teaching your child to swim

Did you know that drowning is the number one cause of accidental death in children under 5 years of age? According to Kids Alive Do the Five, each week, on average, a child drowns. Teaching a child to swim early is the best prevention – and it teaches your kids so many new skills.

See our top benefits of teaching your child to swim:

They will learn a lifesaving skill

Swimming is a huge part of the Australian culture. Many families spend their weekends swimming at the beach or in backyard pools. If a child falls into the pool or off a boat and they don’t know how to swim, they could be in serious danger.

It will help keep them fit and healthy

Did you know that swimming is one of the best forms of exercise for kids and adults? Incorporating exercise into a child’s daily life will have numerous positive effects. With child obesity becoming a major problem in Australia, something as simple as regular swimming lessons can help keep your kids healthier and happier.

They’ll burn energy

Does it feel like your kids are always on the go? Swimming is a full body workout and give kids the opportunity to burn off that extra energy. Meaning they will be exhausted afterwards and will guarantee a good night sleep for all.

It will build confidence

There are so many activities based around water; pool parties, the beach, boating and when your child knows how to swim, they can enjoy these activities knowing they have the confidence to swim. Mastering a skill helps build self-confidence and if they can work hard and learn how to swim, it will give them the confidence to try new things.

They will meet new friends

While swimming is beneficial for a child’s safety and health, there are also social benefits. Group swimming lessons can help build social and personal skills and gives them a chance to make new friends.

Not sure if your kids will enjoy swimming? Sign up for free swimming lessons during Learn2Swim Week. We’ve teamed up with Laurie Lawrence and Kids Alive Do the Five for Learn2Swim Week from the 2nd – 9th October, 2018.

Visit the website: www.learn2swimweek.com for more information.

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