Swimming lessons for young children are crucial for several reasons—they help to instill a sense of safety while also banishing fear of the water, they help to improve physical development and they offer a chance for kids to socialize in a new setting.

At the same time, adults need to learn how to stay on their toes and be ready to act if an infant or small child gets in trouble in the water.

The Swan Family Wellness Center, located on the Jacksboro campus of the Faith Community Health System, is offering infant swim rescue lessons. The lessons are available to children ages six months to six years.

The classes run five days a week for six to seven weeks. The fee to register is $100 and the weekly class fee is $115.  

To learn more and sign up for classes, which begin on a July 8, please visit https://www.webaccomplice.app/scheduler_app/lesson_types/bl797

Why are swim lessons so important for young ones? Here are 5 great reasons!         

  1. Safety: Drowning is a leading cause of accidental death for young children. Teaching kids to swim from an early age significantly reduces the risk of drowning. Understanding water safety rules and acquiring basic swimming skills enable children to respond effectively in potentially dangerous situations. Lessons often include critical survival skills such as floating, treading water, and safe entry and exit techniques, all of which are essential for preventing accidents.
  2. Physical Development: Swimming is an excellent form of exercise that promotes overall physical development. It enhances cardiovascular health, strengthens muscles, and improves flexibility. The resistance provided by water helps build endurance and muscle tone without putting undue stress on growing bones and joints. Regular swimming helps in the development of coordination, balance, and fine motor skills, contributing to a child’s overall physical fitness.
  3. Psychological Benefits: Swimming can significantly boost a child’s confidence and self-esteem. Mastering new skills and overcoming challenges in the water can provide a sense of accomplishment. This confidence often translates into other areas of life, fostering a can-do attitude and a willingness to try new things. Additionally, swimming is known to reduce stress and anxiety. The rhythmic nature of swimming can have a calming effect, making it an excellent activity for children who may be dealing with anxiety or hyperactivity.
  4. Social Skills: Group swimming lessons offer an opportunity for children to interact with peers in a structured environment. They learn to follow instructions, wait their turn, and respect others, which are important social skills. The camaraderie built through shared experiences in the pool can lead to lasting friendships and improved social interaction.
  5. Life Skills: Swimming lessons teach children important life skills such as goal setting, discipline, and perseverance. Learning to swim often involves setting and achieving small goals, such as swimming a certain distance or mastering a new stroke. This process teaches children the value of persistence and hard work, lessons that are valuable throughout life.

The bottom line? Swimming lessons for young children are vital not only for ensuring safety around water but also for promoting physical health, psychological well-being and social and life skills.

Starting swimming lessons early provides children with a strong foundation for a healthy and confident life!

Don’t forget to visit this link: https://www.webaccomplice.app/scheduler_app/lesson_types/bl797 to learn more about signing up for Infant Swim Rescue classes and children’s swimming lessons at the Swan Family Health.