Swimming is a wonderful summertime activity. It is fun as well as being great exercise. Unfortunately, not all children know how to swim well. Here are some ideas on how to improve your child’s swimming this summer.
If you’re not comfortable in the water, your children might not be either. It is important for everyone to learn to swim well enough to save their own life. If you don’t think you can teach them this skill, consider hiring someone else to do it.
Most public swimming pools will offer swimming lessons throughout the year. Some of the classes will be offered through the National Swimming Program; others will be offered through the American Red Cross. There are often different levels of classes so your child can improve on their skill each year. In fact, most swimming instructors will recommend continuing the classes to ensure your child learns the skills they need and is then introduced to new skills as time passes.
Obviously one of the main reasons for teaching your child to swim, whether you or someone else does the teaching, is to teach your child water safety. The child needs to learn to become a safer and better swimmer. The skill they’ll learn through the American Red Cross Aquatic Program is as follows:
Once your child has finished all the levels of American Red Cross Swimming classes, they will know how to swim well enough to save their own life, and maybe even someone else’s. Classes are the best way to improve your child’s swimming. It is a skill that can change your child’s life and it is a skill they’ll be able to enjoy for years to come.
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