I often get parents who ask me what’s wrong with their student and seem embarrassed about their child’s progress in the water. “Is she supposed to slap the water?” or “Why do his legs look like that?” and we hate “If you can’t stop moving and sit there and listen to your instructor we are never coming back!”.
It’s no wonder Glenda the Good traveled by bubble! I can think of very few things not GOOD about bubbles. They might be a little messy at times and they don’t last very long, but they are so GRAND in their fragility. Bubbles are a beautiful analogy for life itself. And frankly, I believe they can change the world. They certainly have the power to change mine.
Learning to swim is a defining experience in a child’s life, an experience that creates lasting memories similar to learning to ride a bike. But unlike riding a bike, swimming is also important to your child’s safety and development. Swimming is a life skill. When your child is in the water with our SafeSplash Certified Instructors, splashing along with their friends, swimming isn’t the only skill they are learning. They are also learning skills that help them float through the transitional stages in childhood development. Here are a few ways swimming lessons help your child through those stages: