This is the continuation and second part of our last blog “Why Learning to Swim in Winter is Important”
Maintenance and Reinforcement
Children need to maintain and reinforce existing skills to advance and develop their swimming ability in the water. Months of summer lessons end up “going to waste” as swimmers loose their “feel for the water” both physically and psychologically. Such maintenance and reinforcement is particularly important for infant, toddler and pre-school aged children when long-term skill retention and muscle memory are starting to develop.
Swimming has been proven to assist in brain development and, for school-aged children, is regarded as vital for the development of academic performance, as well as co-ordination, motor skills, balance and concentration.