Plenty of children are afraid of taking that plunge of faith and dunking their head into the water below. Even when they are not afraid of the water, they may still struggle to get their whole head under the surface
When it's time to go to the pool, it may mean trying to figure out fun things to do in it. Although the pool itself may entertain your child, what better way for a child to have fun is a new pool game that will only benefit your child’s swimming skills.
How do you feel trying to learn new skills? Maybe you are doing so now, teaching yourself to make a mask from t-shirts, or learning to sew during this time of social distancing. Perhaps you are doing so while nervous or distracted. I don’t have to tell you that it’s hard. Although for different reasons,learning to swim can elicit nerves and boredom in young students, too. The good news? It doesn’t have to! We can help keep our swimmers engaged and learn through play.
The number one thing that keeps a child from learning how to swim is the fear of getting water in their ears and/or eyes. In today’s short blog, I would like to discuss four different swimming pool games that I have used and can say is a huge success for children and their fear of going underwater.
We can arm our home with safety alarms that alert when a child gets loose, but that’s no guarantee anyone can get to the child in time. For this reason, pools should be fenced to avoid easy access. In fact, in most places, insurance companies and home inspections require some sort of pool barrier.
Swimming can help you lose weight by burning fat throughout your body. Just liking running can help you burn fat and biking can too. What is the trick though? You may have heard that swimming can burn hundreds of calories per hour. This is true, and it all is in how you swim.
Looking for some new exercise routines for the summer? Swimming is a great activity to introduce into your routine if you are looking to burn fat, lose weight, and build muscle tone. If you are a beginner though, it might feel a little intimidating to take that first step into lap swim.
Maybe you have seen some Water Baby swim classes or Baby and Me lessons going on at a local pool. You see a mix of laughter and splashing and even a good number of tears. Is it worth signing your infant up for these lessons? Before you answer, let us explore some the reasons and benefits of parent and baby swim lessons.
Barbeques, birthday parties, fun in the sun. So many memories to be made in summer with your baby! Many of these memories will involve pools and water play. So where do you start with teaching your baby how to swim?
“Drown-proofing” is a word that often comes up when discussing the topic of baby swimming lessons. This concept gives parents the idea that a certain set of learned skills or series of lessons can magically protect their child from drowning for the rest of their lives.