Year-round swim lessons are very important for new swimmers. Many times, parents consider swim lessons as a “Summer Only” activity, keeping kids occupied during June, July, and August. This thought process should strongly be reconsidered by parents as the reality is that water emergencies can occur year-round. Here are 4 reasons why parents should strongly consider keeping their kids enrolled in year-round swim lessons.
Summer is officially here and that means public and neighborhood pools are now open across the country. As a swim school owner tasked with teaching the Life Skill of swimming to our students there are two things that make us feel good about the job we are doing:
- Seeing a student’s smile and sense of accomplishment as they master a swim skill that they have been working hard at.
- Cheers from parents when they see their kiddo completing a skill or earning a ribbon.
These 2 things only happen when lessons are taught the right way, when a child gets positive support from their families and when a child gets water time outside of the swim lesson. Because swimming is a skill sport, we encourage practice, positive reinforcement, and lots of support from families.
With Summer right around the corner it is time to get our Summer Swim Bag checklists together…
As our family heads into its seventh season of Summer Swim Team with our two oldest children, Jake age 12 and Kate age 8, I thought it would be appropriate to share our family experiences with this once a year SUPER FUN event. Our two oldest children always look forward to Summer Swim Team. Having participated on Summer Swim Teams since they were 5 this time of year becomes one of the most exciting times. For the next couple of months, they will be a part of a Summer Swim Team, they will interact with friends (socially and competitively), make a ton of new friends, stay healthy and active during the summer, and most importantly have a ton of FUN. Some of our best summer memories have been made thanks to our time on our summer swim teams.