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5 Kids Who Need Swim Lessons and Why
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by Corina Oaches

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December 24, 2018

Are you wondering whether your child is ready to be enrolled in swimming lessons? Not to worry, this blog will help you navigate that decision.

Over the years we’ve identified five types of kids that could benefit from quality swim instruction:

The Non-Swimmer

The non-swimmer child can present in two forms: the fearful toe-dipper and the fearless jumper. For the former, getting into the water is traumatic and frequently results in tantrums, crying fits, and panic attacks. For the latter, this swimmer doesn’t hesitate jumping into the pool, until they realize they don’t know what to do once they are in! The fearless jumper is confident, but lacks the fundamental skills to stay afloat.

Whether your child is a fearful toe-dipper or fearless jumper, our trained instructors will take the time to get to know your child and tailor the lesson to exactly what they need. No more crying or heart stopping stunts because they’ll become a competent swimmer in no time!

The Sensitive Swimmer

Getting into the water is no issue for this child as long as there is zero splashing! This swimmer doesn’t like water on their face, eyes, nose, or mouth and is often afraid to put any part of their head under the water. Our instructors are careful in helping the Sensitive Swimmer feel comfortable with the sensation of putting their face in the water and they’ll learn how to clear the water from their nose and mouth.

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The Doggy Paddler

It’s just like it sounds! This swimmer can make their way around the pool, but are lacking in proper technique. They keep their head out of their water and paddle with their hands in order to maintain an ineffective vertical position in the pool. With our hands-on approach to teaching, instructors can transition this type of swimmer to the proper horizontal alignment.

The Front Breather

Front Breather swimmers tend to lift straight up out of the water to breathe rather than on the side. This causes poor body alignment and interrupts the rhythmic flow in swimming. This kind of swimmer needs an instructor that uses a hands-on approach to break down their swim strokes and teach them proper breathing techniques.

The Underwater Swimmer

This swimmer can swim a straight distance underwater by kicking off from the wall, but their distance is limited by how long they can hold their breath underwater before coming straight up for air. Swimming lessons will help the underwater swimmer learn how to maintain a streamlined body position and breathe rhythmically using side breathing. Once your child masters the correct breathing techniques, they can go the distance without being limited to how long they can hold their breath!

At The Aqua Life Swim Academy, creating a positive experience in the water for your child is our number one priority.

If you have any questions, suggestions, or are trying to find the way to taking your first dip into the wide world of water, then reach out to support@theaqualife.ca,and jump in with us at The Aqua Life Swim Academy!

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