Keeping your lessons consistent throughout the year is vital to developing confident swimmers. Here are our top 5 reasons!
CONTINUATION OF LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT
Babies that have a significant break from lessons find it hard to re-establish the routine when they return to swimming.
The re-adjustment can take some time and it can be very stressful on baby and of course the carer. Skills that were starting to cement themselves have to be re-learnt after a big break.
Swimming improves fitness which helps strengthen the immune system and is a social non contact activity.Even babies benefit from increased lung capacity and stamina. Also keeping kids cooped up together can help spread germs. It is impossible to catch a cold from simply “being cold” you have to come into contact with someone who has the virus. This constant close contact with other kids means they are exposed to more germs and therefore susceptible to catching colds.
Water awareness and safety is not limited to summer.
Through teaching our kids about water safety we are also safe guarding them from dangers outside of the pool – ponds, toilets, buckets, the bath, spas etc.reinforcement of these lessons are just as important in the winter as they are in Summer.
SAVING YOUR SANITY
Swimming is an amazing recreational activity that is proven to develop your baby physically and cognitively, more than any other organised baby activity.
It’s also incredibly social for them and they get to have some quality one on one time with mum or dad. It is also a great way to get the kids out of the house and burn off some of their energy in a fun and educational atmosphere – clear off some of the cabin fever and hopefully tire them out for a good nap afterwards.
PROGRESSION IS NOT GUARANTEED
Taking a term off can halt kids progression in the water meaning lessons from warmer months can ‘go to waste’ through lack of practice.
When it comes to booking kids in again they may be too old to pick up where they left off and won’t have the necessary skills to skip a level leaving them to be held back a term.
We cannot guarantee a spot should you choose to skip a term
The pool is heated to a lovely 33 degrees year round
Change rooms, reception and pool hall will continue to be socially distanced
Unlike many places, Duck and Dive change rooms are air conditioned (Artarmon)
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…