Mercury is soaring and we are all looking for some respite from the heat. If you live in an apartment in a city, chances are you have a swimming pool at a stone’s throw distance. You already know swimming is beneficial for your child at many levels (especially in the hot summers) but you are worried about risks, accidents, chlorine levels and what nots.
This article will equip you with everything you need to know about swimming – what is good, what is bad, what precautions you can take to avoid the bad and what factors you need to know to zero in on a good swimming coaching class.
Wow! Where do we start! Swimming is definitely a fun thing for your child to do. It is also a great escape in this hot weather. But the benefits of swimming are much more than that:
This is the most obvious one. Swimming uses the entire body – thus it is a fantastic aerobic workout for your child. It needs some skill – so it improves the posture and balance. It also uses all the limbs – so it improves the flexibility. And the best bit? It is not a monotonous exercise. It is lot of fun to do. And it can be done with friends.
Swimming is great for cardiovascular health – this means it is great for a healthy heart and lungs. It keeps obesity at check, thereby promoting better metabolism, lower risk of juvenile diabetics and overall better health. Read here to know how to care your child with juvenile diabetics.
It is absolutely necessary for any individual (child or adult) to know how to stay safe if fallen into a water body. Whether your child likes swimming or not, it is a vital skill to master so that he can remain safe in and around water bodies.
While a good swimmer would make swimming look gracious and effortless, in reality, it requires a lot of coordination and synchronization between your arm movement, leg movement, overall body movement and breathing. The coordination skills your child masters while swimming will help improve his overall motor skills.
It gives your child a lot of confidence to know that he can jump into the pool with his friends and swim! Moreover, research shows that the buoyancy in water can promote calmness and better emotional health.
The pros definitely outweigh the cons when it comes to swimming.
Here are some precautions you and your child need to bear in mind while going for a swim.
While we all agree that swimming is great for your child, it is not a skill that can be mastered in few classes. A lot of lessons and practice is required to make your child a competent swimmer. Here are some tips to choose the right swimming class for you.
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