Spending time in the pool is great for entertainment, relaxation and exercise. For children that will ever be around a pool, it’s important that they learn to swim as quickly as possible. This allows them to partake in the enjoyment and entertainment that can be found spending the long hot days of summer in the pool. However, from a safety standpoint, it’s always important to make sure that the children are properly trained on how to swim. That’s why many parents will enroll the children as well as themselves in a swim school.
For parents and small children, a swim school offers many options. For example, children as young as six months to as old as three years of age can partake in parent/tot swim classes. At the earliest age, 6 to 15 months, the children are basically acclimated to the water so that it is not a strange or frightening thing to go into the pool. Children between 16 and 26 months can take another phase which helps them to gain more confidence in the water and helps to develop certain safety skills. Beyond that, the next phase is teaching these children rudimentary swimming skills.
However, swimming classes aren’t just relegated to joint parent and toddler classes. There are swimming classes for children from three years and up that focus on a wide range of different swimming skills. The first swimming class handles things such as swimming freestyle and doing backstroke swimming.
For children ages eight years old and up, the second swimming course is more competitive. This teaches streamline swimming, rhythmic breathing, side stroke breathing as well as multiple swimming styles, such as freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and the butterfly.
There are also private lessons in a one on one environment. This type of training can be for all ages and all different skill levels. However, these types of classes are often more rudimentary for children that need a bit more individual focus on learning how to be comfortable in the water and learning how to swim as well.
There are so many options for children learning how to swim at an early age. It’s a great form of activity and it’s also helpful from a safety standpoint to prevent drowning. That’s why, if you want your children to become acclimated to the water soon as possible, you should consider one of the many swimming classes that are available.