Written by Andrew Joseph, Indy Area Manager for Goldfish Swim Schools
Although there are MANY benefits of taking swim lessons at a young age, perhaps none are as important as this:
Taking swim lessons is shown to reduce the risk of death by drowning up to 88%!!
If that alone was the only reason to take lessons, it would be quite a compelling argument. What many people may not realize are the added benefits from taking lessons.
Several examples are:
Acceleration of Cognitive Development
Studies have shown that children under the age of 5 who are enrolled in lessons are more advanced in their cognitive, and physical development.
Swimming lessons help children better adapt to new situations, and gain self-confidence overcoming adversities encountered through the process of learning to swim.
One of my personal favorite reasons:
Swim Lessons boost the development of the whole child
Think of all the abilities that are utilized while learning to swim: coordination, intelligence, problem solving, self discipline and self esteem.
As you can tell, I am pretty passionate about swimming. My hope is that all children not only gain the above abilities, but also learn to love a life long sport that is one of life’s greatest joys.