It’s normal to feel uneasy about enrolling your infant in swim classes. However, there are many benefits of baby swimming and tips to help ease the process.
Learning to swim takes time and patience. Many parents are eager to know how long it will take for their children to become proficient in the water. While the answer to that question varies from child to child, what we do know is that the more you practice, the quicker the results. Even if you don’t have a pool, practicing outside of your scheduled lessons is the key to retaining knowledge and increasing your skills. For our youngest swimmers, practicing in the bathtub and on land can help reinforce what they are learning with their instructor.
At certain SafeSplash locations, we've strategically chosen to provide swim lessons in a 25-yard pool to ensure our swimmers are learning how to swim in a typical pool environment. This works well for little ones who are learning water safety and more advanced swimmers who are working on stroke development.
As summer winds down many parents ponder removing their children from swim lessons. Many believe that after 2-4 months of lessons that their child is “water-safe” and “drown proof”. This approach to swimming is antiquated and dangerous. Water Safety and Swim Skills should not just be practiced during the Summer when temperatures are warm. In the southern states, like Texas, where the climate is hot and warm through November many neighborhood pools are left open, lakes and ponds are still frequented, backyard pools remain uncovered, posing as safety and drowning hazards for children.