Why Learn To Swim?
It is paramount every child have the opportunity to Learn To Swim. You ask why? Below outlines just some of the reasons.
It is a Life skill
Swimming is a life skill and one of the only sports that save your life. As 75% of our planet is water and we live on a island, it is vital that young people are given the opportunity to learn to swim for their own safety.
Learning to swim is not only fun but also provides health benefits and as mentioned above, could save a child’s life. Sadly, drowning is the 3rd most common form of accidental death in children, so learning to swim really is of paramount importance.
A report was released in 2013 by the National Governing Body for Swimming (Amateur Swimming Association) called “Learning the Lesson – The Future of School Swimming”. Research was done and a survey completed by 3,501 primary schools of how many of their children have attained Key Stage 2 swimming requirements. The research found 51% of children aged seven to eleven could not swim the length of a typical swimming pool (25metres) unaided. It is, therefore, paramount that children have access to lessons outside the school environment.
It teaches FUNdamentals in children
Learning to Swim with Diamond Swim Academy concentrates on the FUNdamentals of swimming and is taught through fun, innovative ways. The skills learnt in our academy are will give the swimmers water confidence, basic motor skills, safety awareness, quality stroke technique and many other water skills.
It brings family together and opens doors to other sports
Swimming is also a family activity and one that we can participate in during our free time, whilst on holiday, at the beach or at our local pool. By learning to swim and getting the essentials right at an early stage, a child is more likely to enjoy swimming opportunities in the future. Learning to swim also allows you to take part in other aquatic activities and opens the door to many other sports and adventures such as :
- Water Polo
- Synchronized Swimming
- Body Boarding
Can you name any more?
It is healthy and all inclusive
Swimming is also one of the safest and most popular forms of exercise. Children who do not have the opportunity to learn to swim when they are younger are unlikely to swim as an adult as part of a healthy lifestyle. The wonderful thing about swimming is that it is non restrictive and children of any age, size or ability can take part – it is also more accessible to children with disabilities than many other sports.
So why is Learning To Swim SO important?:
- Swimming is the only sport that can save your life
- Learning To Swim opens the doors to many other Activities and opportunities from WaterPolo to Surfing to to Kayaking to Octapush
- Swimming is a great family activity
- Learning To Swim helps children learn to set goals and work to achieve them
- Learning To Swim builds confidence
- Learning To Swim provides a lifetime of health and fitness
- Swimming makes children better athletes in terms of other sports
- Learning To Swim is an ability, like walking and talking that is part of growing up