Being able to swim is a very important skill to have for numerous reasons. Not only is it an activity that is both fun and enjoyable, but it is also imperative for water safety. As mentioned in a previous post, drowning is one of the most common causes of accidental death in children. Swimming is one of the only sports that can actually save a life. Knowing how to swim at a young age is an excellent skill to acquire, as it helps to keep you safe when in the pool and around other bodies of water.
Although swimming is an important skill to acquire at a young age, you are never too old to learn how to swim, as swimming also has many health benefits. Swimming not only keeps your heart and lungs healthy, but it also helps to improve one’s strength and flexibility. As swimming is a low-impact sport, it is an excellent option for older adults who want a whole-body workout. On top of the physical health benefits swimming has, it also has mental health benefits, as swimming relaxes the mind and uplifts your mood!
Further, swimming is great for gaining confidence due to the fact that it is accessible to people of any age and any ability. Swimming lessons provide both challenge and rewards to swimmers. They challenge swimmers to continue to try and improve and become better all the while rewarding them for their accomplishments. This allows children, and adults, to become self-confident and believe in their capabilities. In addition, it is one of the sports that is most accessible for children with additional needs.
Swimming is also an activity that is very enjoyable and fun since swimming lessons are structured in a way for students to improve their technique through playing games and doing fun activities. Also, being able to swim means you can go to your friend’s pool party without having to worry or be afraid to go into the water.
Lastly, knowing how to swim opens up the door to being able to do other activities. If you know how to swim then you can partake in activities such as: kayaking, canoeing, scuba diving, snorkeling, water skiing, surfing, triathlons and much more.
Now that you see the importance swimming has in everyone’s daily lives, no matter their age, sign up for private or semi private swimming lessons today with us at Hippo in the Bathtub!