4 Ways Swimming Lessons Enhance Your Child's Development!
At Ocaquatics Swim School we aim for our students to love the water through our swimming lessons, because it is both a life saving skill and offers many early childhood development benefits. Four major benefits include:
1. Improves Physical Fitness: Swimming exercises the full body and it helps children develop their muscles, endurance, and cardiovascular health.
2. Boosts Cognitive Development: Swimming lessons have been shown to provide a positive impact on the cognitive development of children. According to a study conducted by Griffith Institute for Educational Research, it was found that “early-years swimming may help develop skills beyond those of swimming, and which are of considerable value in formal education.”
3. Enhances Social Skills: Swimming lessons provide a unique way for children to bond with their instructors and classmates while developing a healthy appreciation of the water. At Ocaquatics Swim School we encourage group lessons as they are a fun and great way for children to socially interact and learn from each other. In our lessons we have noticed that children are usually more motivated to learn if they see others in their class doing the skill they are learning.
4. Promotes Water Safety: Water safety is essential in the lives of all children, especially in our Miami community. Learning water safety helps protect the swimmer and those around them by helping everyone to be safer in, on and around the water. Formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88% according to America's National Institute of Health study.
Overall, swimming lessons provide a variety of different benefits in a child’s life. Consistency is key to maximize the benefits of swimming lessons. Consistency helps your child continue to develop all of their skills and abilities. We hope to see your child having a splash of fun in one of our Ocaquatics locations very soon!