Why Your Child Needs Year Round Swim Lessons
As the temperature drops and the amount of sunlight each day dwindles, so do your choices for physical activity. Many people opt out of swim lessons in the cooler months, believing it’s a seasonal activity. Did you know swimming is a year-round activity? It’s great for physical health, mental health, and the retention of already learned skills
We get many questions as to what the benefit of having a child swim year-round does.
Swimming in different climates and environments helps our students become well rounded, confident swimmers because they are taught to swim in warm, cool, cloudy, sunny and windy weather. Our students become adaptable and are able to swim in various outdoor water environments without hesitation.
The Nadadores Swim School is open year-round and is committed to water safety and competitive stroke development. We heat our pool to between 88-92 degrees. The warmth is for two main reasons comfort and muscle relaxation.
Learning how to swim is similar to learning a foreign language. Retention is higher when skills are practiced more frequently. Consequently, when a break from lessons is taken, depending on how long the break, it may take some time to get back on track from where you left off. Therefore, we strongly recommend staying in year-round lessons to retain and build on life-saving swimming skills.
Swimming is one of the top activities for improving and maintaining physical health. It’s great for increasing flexibility, aerobic endurance, and muscle tone, with much less risk of injury or deterioration of the joints.
While swimming is a wonderful exercise for any child, it can be particularly helpful for those with asthma and/or a disability. The breathing techniques used in swimming lead to increased lung volume, which is extra important for asthmatics.
Children with disabilities such as autism and adhd thrive on the routine and the hydrostatic pressure involved when a body moves through water. Hydrostatic pressure is the pressure that is applied to the body when in water. Studies have shown that deep pressure applied to children with various disabilities exhibits a calming effect. The benefits of swimming are seen far beyond the pool and can last for hours after a lesson.
We offer morning, afternoon and Saturday lessons. During our early evening classes, we have perimeter and pool lights on for safety and our swimmers love it!