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Are Swim Lessons Really Necessary?

kids in the water May 16, 2023

Let’s jump right into the million dollar question...


Are swim lessons really necessary for a toddler?


100%. Yes. End of story.


Drowning is a leading cause of unintentional injury death for children aged 1-14 years, according to the World Health Organization. It is an incredibly sad and preventable number. These alarming statistics highlight the importance of equipping our children with swimming skills to keep them safe around water.

There are a million and one reasons why your child should learn how to swim. But here's four reasons why learning to swim is essential for your child's safety and well-being:


1. Accident Prevention: Accidents can happen anywhere, anytime – especially around water. Children who are proficient swimmers are less likely to panic if they accidentally fall into a pool, lake, or other bodies of water. They can calmly use their swimming skills to get back to safety, reducing the risk of drowning.


2. Water Safety Awareness: Swim lessons not only teach children how to swim but also promote awareness of water safety rules and precautions. This includes understanding the importance of not swimming alone, avoiding dangerous water conditions, and knowing how to respond in emergencies.


3. Building Confidence: Confidence plays a significant role in a child's ability to stay safe in the water. Children who are confident in their swimming abilities are more likely to make smart decisions around water and respond effectively in potentially dangerous situations.


4. Lifelong Safety: Swimming is a skill that will be carried into adulthood. By teaching your child to swim at a young age, you're ensuring their safety around water for a lifetime. Additionally, they may be able to pass on these skills to their own children in the future, creating a cycle of water safety awareness.


To sum it all up, swim lessons are so incredibly important. Whether you do a swim school, a two week private lesson, or our online “Teach your toddler to swim” course (coming soon!); you will never regret ensuring your child is safe and prepared for being in and around water. Ultimately, you must do what works best for you and your child. Talk to neighbors, see if they recommend a local instructor, tour swim schools, or take our course that is dedicated to giving you the tools to teach your child. Whichever you choose, making the time and effort to ensure your child learns to swim will be one of the most beneficial things you do for your child.


By empowering parents like you, we hope to create a safer environment for our children and reduce the risk of water-related accidents. Stay tuned for our upcoming blog posts, where we will discuss various swimming techniques, tips for teaching your child, and more. Together, let's ensure a safe and enjoyable swimming experience for our kids.


With love,


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