First and foremost, swimming is NOT JUST a warm weather activity but in the warmer months we are generally more inclined to go to the beach or pool more often than we would in the winter months. For now, let’s just look at going to the aquatic centre once a week in addition to Duck and Dive classes.
Coming to swimming lessons weekly is a great way to set the foundation of learning to swim and a love of the water, but kids really benefit from repetition and practice. Getting your bubs into the pool an extra day a week and practicing what you have learnt is an essential way to assure you are getting the maximum benefit from your lessons. After all, we are teaching YOU to be your baby’s teacher.
So, what does an extra swim a week achieve?
Skills start to cement themselves much quicker making progression & swimming independence much faster – just think of all the things you have taught your child or they have picked up by repetition.
Kids also become much more confident in what they do know, and learn to understand what they are less comfortable with, which is an opportunity to focus on those skills.
Let’s not forget you parents – you feel more comfortable pushing your little ones (a little more) and have the satisfaction of seeing how well they are progressing.
Those youngsters who have the “water wobbles’ and may act up in class are more likely to start to settle down when you take them more often. This is true both for kids that are unsettled in the water and those that are misbehaving.
Lastly, all the benefits of swimming like cognitive/motor skill development, fitness, water confidence etc are all improved.
There are many swim lesson providers for babies and toddlers all over the city, offering different programs. Many other programs are based on water familiarity and building confidence through song and rhyme. At the Duck and Dive baby swim school we go beyond these basic stages, as we recognise the importance of survival skills and aim to nurture a lifelong love of the water…