This post was sponsored by SwimWays as part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
10 Benefits of Swimming for Kids
There are so many reasons why you should learn to swim but there are also 10 Benefits of Swimming for Kids that will impact their health & safety. Children should always be supervised in and around water, even once they have learned to swim.
SwimWays is a leader in the swim industry that is helping children learn to swim at the same time promoting water safety. We absolutely love the confidence the Paw Patrol Swim Trainer Life Jacket has provided our little in learning to swim. This life jacket is available at Walmart and provides a built-in chest and arm flotation designed for great mobility in the water. It’s super easy to get on and off with the back buckle but out of reach for the kids to remove their own vest, hands down BEST design!
If there is one thing I can encourage parents to do for their child more than anything is to help your children have confidence around water! Get your child in water, around water and in swim lessons at the youngest age possible. There are so many benefits to gain…think of it as part of your child’s early learning development and education. Creating a love for the water and swimming for your child will nurture so much in their life to come.
With each new stroke kids gain and learn:
- Self Confidence
- Sense of Accomplishment
- Over all aids in good health – burning off energy (which in turns results in a good nights sleep!!)
- Social Benefits
- Promotes an Active Lifestyle
- Improves mental health – as it is a relaxing activity and can improve an over all mood
- Helps the body develop and understand balance
- Cognitive benefits
What are ways you are teaching your child to swim? Do you know of more benefits than what I have listed – comment below so I can add them to the list!
Hi I’m Erin a Southern mama from South Mississippi, owner and chief editor of Sixth Bloom, blog helping moms use their camera to capture their families and adventures, talking all things home, parenting and our travel adventures as a family. You will find me living life to the fullest with my mister (aka husband) and our little three year old preschooler, Miss E, in our house we spent building for three years, doing all of the labor and work ourselves and paying for it as we went! We are blessed beyond measure and praise the Lord for all He’s done for us, through us and with us
Martina Simpkins says
Great article! Swimming is a lifesaving skill and it inculcates strength and confidence in children, which they carry with them beyond the pools too.