Benefits of Swimming Lessons in Winter
As the winter months approach and things begin to feel a little chilly, historically we see less families coming in to enroll their children in swimming lessons. The idea of swimming is always appealing in the hot Australian summer but people feel more inclined to staying indoors when winter comes. As good as it might seem, there are actually plenty of benefits that come with taking swimming lessons in winter.
Because of the heat of the summer, it makes sense that we try to go into the water as much as we can to cool off.
After all, the Australian lifestyle is known for the warm days and sunny beaches. We surf, play at the beach do some fishing and even go camping under the stars. The thing is that with all of these activities need you to be able to swim.
Being a basic skill, everybody in the family needs to be capable of swimming and due to the fact that many families don’t keep up with the swimming lessons when it gets cold, the kids forget.
“They have to start all over again after a gap of 4-6 months.”
Here are some of the benefits of swimming lessons in winter and why you should continue the lessons throughout the year.
While a lot of parents might think that children who take swimming classes in winters will be more likely to get sick. The truth of the matter is the complete opposite. One of the benefits of swimming lessons in winter is that the regular exercise that your children will get in the colder months will help them build up their immune system’s strength and keep them fitter.
You just have to take the necessary precautions to keep them warm. At Swim For Your Life we have a heated pool and heaters, so your child will be warm and cosy throughout their swimming lesson. Swimming helps to improve coordination, correct posture and strengthen limbs.
Practice for Basic Life Skill -Swimming and Water Safety
Many activities that belong to the Australian lifestyle involve swimming to be a basic necessity. One of the benefits of swimming lessons in winter is that your children will be consistently in practice throughout the year and be able to apply this basic skill in real life situations.
“Water safety is an important life saving skill which all children need to learn. Continuing swimming lessons all year helps ensure kids are able to learn and practice the skills that are needed to ensure their safety and others in and around water.”
Increasing Confidence – In The water and in Themselves
The last one of the benefits of swimming lessons in winter is that keeping up with their swimming in the winters will keep their confidence up when they head into the pool once the summer months arrive.
Continue to develop your child’s confidence in the water within a fun and supportive environment during winter at Swim For Your Life.
Maintain Skills and Knowledge – Dont Risk Regression
The last one of the benefits of swimming lessons in winter is that keeping up with their swimming in the winters will keep their confidence up when they head into the pool once the summer months arrive. Maintaining the skills and knowledge learned in previous terms make complete sense.
If the child takes a break during winter they have to re-learn some of the previous skills they worked so hard for in the previous terms. In Summer they will swim at a variety of pools beaches lakes rivers and dams, and enjoy the sunshine so the focus on learning and safety is sometimes not as easy as it is in the Winter months.
“For the younger ones at the early stages of learning to swim, lessons throughout the year reduces regression and improves their swimming skill-set.”
Continue Physical Activity – Keeps Your Child Active
Whatever the weather Swim For Your Life is open. There are less options for physical activity in winter and the last thing needed is for kids to be Less active. Keep fit rain hail or shine at SFYL.
Still Not Sure?
It is a fact that practice makes perfect. If you’re still unsure about the benefits of learning to swim, please feel free to contact us through our website. You can personally talk to us and find out more benefits of swimming lessons in winter and why your children need them.