Baby Swimming Lessons: Why Your Child Should Learn To Swim

As a parent, you will feel much better knowing that your child has the skills to survive in and around the water. As they grow up and develop, they will be healthier and have an activity that can help them. helping to prepare your children for the future is no simple task, baby swimming lessons make it a little easier. It is reported that drowning is the second leading cause of accidental deaths in South Africa, so being able to swim should be considered an essential life-saving skill. Drowning Statistics state that approximately 600 children and 200 adults die each year due to drowning, and of this number the highest mortality rate occurs in children under the age of 5. The fatal drowning burden we face in South Africa is increasing in each of its provinces as a portion of all non-natural deaths.

The term “drowning” is usually misused or not fully understood by many and is usually described as an experience where one almost lost their life through not being able to breathe under water, this is incorrect. Drowning is the process of experiencing respiratory impairment (not being able breathe) from submersion/immersion in liquid which would be a swimming pool and the individual loses their life.

 Fact: young children can drown in 6cm of water in less than a minute.

Swimming does not only have a detrimental and dark side to it, the activity is tons of fun and can be enjoyed by people of all ages up and especially for those who love getting in the water and enjoying themselves. Did you know that baby swimming lessons provide a lot of health benefits to for young children to keep them happy and healthy? Baby swimming lessons keeps your child’s heart, lungs healthy, improves strength and flexibility, increases stamina and even improves his or her balance, posture and the pressure of the water helps baby to develop strong muscles. Baby swimming lessons not only give children the skills they need to survive in water, but they also give them the skills they need to live longer, healthier, and better lives.

Another benefit of baby swimming lessons is that it can increase your child’s self and social confidence as baby grows. It is known that kids and pool parties are an all-time favorite at social gatherings such as parties, but a lot of children are limited by not knowing how to swim. This lack can lead children to feeling left out and socially awkward from not being able to confidently step in and participate in fun and games at social gatherings. However, being able to swim creates social balance and confidence in a child. Participating in the fun and games not only builds confidence but creates harmony and unity between social groups. Our baby swimming lessons are also a perfect opportunity to bond with your baby or toddler. Life can be busy and spending time in the water with your little one is a great opportunity for you and baby to have each other’s undivided attention. For the best baby swimming lessons in Johannesburg, contact Splash Aquademy and sign your child up for all the benefits that swimming lesson has to offer.

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