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6 months to 4 years old

It is never too early to start your baby swimming. Our program focuses on fun and safety. Every exercise focuses on specific tasks and skills, following structured lessons plans. However as it is babies we are teaching, we are very sensitive to each class and child’s individual needs and are flexible in our approach. Swimming is one of the most beneficial sports for your childs physical and mental development. Swimming and playing in water is fun for children of all ages and it has health benefits to their physical and mental development. Swimming helps kids with their physiological brain growth – as a more balanced integration of your 2 hemispheres will be achieved.

Studies show that swimming is an excellent activity for children evolution, with a lot of health benefits:

  • Physically:
    Water acts as resistance to help build muscle strength – consequently, children grow significantly stronger and more coordinated
  • Mentally:
    Children participating in swimming programs, also score higher for intelligence and problem-solving, which carried over into excellence and alertness in school
  • Emotionally:
    Children who swim year round are found to be more self-disciplined, and more motivated and self-confident to succeed.

Other benefits:

  • Water awareness and water orientation
  • Early introduction to water may prevent aquaphobia which is more likely to develop as a child grows older
  • safety in and around water
  • becoming acquainted with submersion may prevent fear and panic when, in and around water, thus reducing their chances of drowning
  • develops self confidence and encourages independence gives your child a sense of accomplishment and achievement
  • enhances sensory stimulation in a fun filled atmosphere
  • swimming improves cardiovascular fitness
  • asthmatics benefit by exercise in warm, moist air around pools
  • Children relax in water, the exercise improves their appetites and they sleep better

Speech and language development:

  • promotes listening, concentration and attention span
  • improves ability to follow instructions
  • improves eye contact
  • improves breath control
  • nursery rhymes improve sequencing skills and sound awareness which aids your child when learning to read
  • group interaction develops social skills

Motor and physical development:

  • Children can exercise all muscle groups in water
  • improves and develops good muscle tone and balance
  • improves hand/eye and basis of bilateral coordination
  • encourages hands to midline, then crossing of midline and eventually bilateral coordination
  • improves your child’s spacial and body awareness
  • improves your child’s motor planning skills
  • improvement of swimming skills in preparation for swimming strokes .
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