More and more parents request giving experiences to their children instead of “things” nowadays. These experiences often come in the form of movie tickets, family vacations, or passes to the zoo or local museums. The idea of giving experiences instead of toys is sweet- give children opportunities to create lasting memories with people they love instead of toys that will be long forgotten by the time we ring in the new year.
Even with the trend of gifting experiences, swimming lessons may not be at the front of everyone’s mind come November. At the Crawfish Swim School we believe water safety is always in season, making swimming lessons the perfect holiday gift. Here’s a few reasons why swimming lessons should top your family’s wish lists this year:
Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death for children ages 1-4 and the second leading cause of unintentional death in children ages 1-14*. And a whopping 54% of adults do not have basic swimming skills. Making it possible to round out your holiday purchases for the children and adults on your lists while giving them a lifesaving and lifelong skill!
Supervision is always key to keeping swimmers safe but parents gain a piece of mind when their child learns to be independent in the water.
Children gain confidence with each new skill they master in the pool. Studies have shown children who participate in early childhood swimming lessons have cognitive abilities more advanced than their peers who did not participate in early childhood swimming lessons.**
Swimming is a great way to keep kids active without the hard impact on growing joints or physical contact other sports require.
It is one of the only sports people safely enjoy well into their golden years with minimal equipment or teammates necessary.
There’s not much we can think of that’s more enjoyable than a swim with your friends. Swimming lessons not only prepare little ones with life saving skills, they also teach them to jump in from the side of the pool, dive for rings, and how to throw epic underwater dance parties!
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