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Why you or your child should learn to swim.

Categories
Swimming, Diving, Artistic Swimming , Water Polo, Education
Levels
National
Region
National

Why learn to Swim?

Drowning is still one of the most common causes of accidental death in children, so being able to swim is an essential life-saving skill.

The most important reason is that swimming is the only sport which can save your child’s life.

Other reasons why you and your child should learn to swim

Swimming is lots of fun for people of all ages and children especially love getting in the water and enjoying themselves.

But it is not just fun, swimming also provides loads of health benefits which can help to keep your children healthy and happy at the same time:

  • Swimming keeps your child’s heart and lungs healthy, improves strength and flexibility, increases stamina and even improves balance and posture

Another great thing about swimming is that children of any age or ability can take part and it is more accessible for children with additional needs than almost any other sport.

  • Swimming provides challenges and rewards accomplishments, which helps children to become self-confident and believe in their abilities
  • Your child will have plenty of opportunities to make friends and grow in confidence

Learning to swim is a skill that once learnt is rarely forgotten and it is open to people of all ages.

Remember, you can’t always be there. Learning to swim may save their life one day!