Our last blog touched on a few advantages of Summer Intensive swim lessons. Here are two more reasons we love teaching kids four days in a row.
Does your child have a sport they play most of the year? Some kids specialize in gymnastics. Some play hockey nine months of the year. Others are just too busy with their school activities to participate in sports at all.
Did you know swimming can actually make your child better at their favourite sport? The fact is, cross-training with regular swimming will improve your child’s cardiovascular endurance! This means they will last longer and feel stronger in all their other sports. You see, when you swim your body must maintain movement of many muscle groups over a sustained period of time which means your body is continuously taking in oxygen quickly and pumping it to the working tissues. When you swim regularly, it conditions your cardiovascular system to become more efficient at getting oxygen to your muscles, including the heart. This means you build better endurance the more you swim!
Adding swimming to your child’s routine will also improve their strength and help improve their body awareness and coordination.
Also, if your little athlete is recovering from an injury, swimming is a great full body activity that lets you recover without the mechanical impact of other sports.
Summer holidays are a fantastic opportunity to boost your child’s overall fitness level which will keep them on track for when they pick up their sport again in the fall.
Open and clear communication between a parent, child and their instructor is one of the most important aspects of swim lessons. So it makes sense that the more time your child spends with their instructor, the more beneficial it will be for that relationship.
Seeing your child every day as opposed to once a week really helps work out any challenges they come up against and lets the instructor become much more familiar with their personality, their learning style, and what approach works best as they guide your child along with their swim journey.
There you have it — a few terrific reasons Summer Intensive swim lessons can benefit your child. But here’s one more: learning to swim is an important life skill to have. It could potentially end up saving your child’s life one day.
Learning to swim – what a great use of a summer break!
What are the other benefits of swimming you enjoy that we haven’t listed here? Let us know in the comments below.