MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- For parents of young children, the dreaded cabin fever can strike kids at any time, flicking on a switch of seemingly boundless energy. One activity they can do any time of year in the right facilities is swim. Once they take to the water you’ll wonder why you didn’t think of it sooner.
Granted, most kids love to get in the pool with their friends and play around. However, involving your child in a swim program means a lot more than just having a good time in the water. Here are five great benefits your child will enjoy by becoming part of a swim program:
Your child will learn how to swim. Swimming is a learned activity and the most basic swimming techniques are easy to learn. This means kids can take full advantage of swimming in a pool, lake or even the ocean instead of being stuck in the shallow end or the kiddie pool.
Swimming is healthy exercise. Not only are swimmers engaging in light to moderate strength exercise, but aerobic exercise as well. Healthier bodies make for happier children.
Swimming can teach competitive values. Not only will your kids enjoy striving to become a better swimmer, but they’ll also learn the benefits of being encouraging to their peers and to others around them.
Swimming build determination. In order to become a better swimmer, to complete more laps and to become faster, a dedicated swimmer has to put in the time and make the effort.
Swim programs promote Social integration. Your kids will meet more children in and around their age group, becoming more socially aware and adept as classes progress.
If you’re a parent looking for ways to burn off your child’s excess energy while giving them something to look forward to, check out swimming lessons and programs your children can become a part of. You’ll appreciate the fact they’re learning something and being a part of something positive and they’ll appreciate the benefits of having fun in the water and being with their friends. That’s a win-win situation for everyone!
Contact Aquatics Director Tammy Neubauer for more information: (914) 733-4007 or at firstname.lastname@example.org