A Life Saving Edge
According to a study conducted by Griffith University children who learn how to swim before the age of five not only learn a life-saving skill, they also excel physically and cognitively over their peers. It is common knowledge that teaching children to swim can save their lives and be a Life Saving Edge. However, the question for many parents is: at what age should I enroll my child into swimming lessons? The answer is simple – when he or she is still an infant! Yes, you read that correctly. While this might seem crazy to some, at Saf-T-Swim it is seen as one of the best decisions a parent can make. We know that enrolling infants, as early as two months old, into swimming lessons can not only save their lives, it can make them smarter. While they might not be able to “swim” right away, they will learn to grab hold of and hang onto the side of the pool. This act alone decreases their chances of death by drowning. At Saf-T-Swim, this is one of the first lessons infants learn. This lesson not only teaches infants how to instinctively save themselves from potentially drowning, it also gives them a physical edge.
Why? Because they have to hold themselves up on the edge of a swimming pool. This takes strength and the more they practice this, the stronger they get. As they learn more and more about the fundamentals of swimming, they not only get stronger, they get smarter. In fact, infants who learn how to swim tend to be ahead of their peers in the same age range by six to ten months. In addition, infants that learn to swim develop a fondness for a fun exercise routine. With so many pros for having your baby learn how to swim, why haven’t you enrolled them yet?
April 1, 2018