8 Reasons to Enroll in Swim Lessons
Last updated: October 20, 2023, at 10:01 a.m. PT
Originally published: February 21, 2018, at 10:06 a.m. PT
Are you thinking about enrolling in swimming lessons? If so, you have come to the right place. The Y introduced the country to the concept of group swim lessons more than 100 years ago, (1909), and each year, the Y teaches more than a million people invaluable water safety and swimming skills.
Our swim lesson curriculum is a core group of aquatic skills every person needs to be safe around water. Swimmers begin with and build upon skills they are ready to learn, helping them to celebrate their successes, build self-confidence, and enjoy learning to swim and water safety. We have compiled together a list of reasons why you should enroll in swimming lessons at the Y today.
1. Swimming is something you can do at any age.
Swimming is something that lasts a lifetime, and you can always improve it. Expose your child to swimming now, and they will have a recreational, aerobic activity that they can continue to enjoy throughout the rest of their lives.
2. 71% of the world is water.
With those statistics, drowning can happen nearly anywhere with standing water. Swimming lessons teach important safety skills to prevent drowning, which is the second leading cause of unintentional injury death among youth.
3. Planning on going to the beach or sending your child to summer camp?
Signing yourself or your kids up for swimming lessons will help improve confidence around the water year-round.
4. Swimming is good exercise.
Swimming is a fun and challenging way to help children and adults be active.
5. Swimming helps kids do better in school.
Swimming has been scientifically linked to better academic performance. Studies have found that children who swam during their developmental years achieved several physical and mental milestones faster than their non-swimming counterparts.
6. Swim lessons can help improve self-confidence.
Humans love mastering new skills and take great pride in their achievements. Success always boosts self-confidence and makes us eager to take on further challenges.
7. Swim lessons can lead to other new adventures.
Swim lessons at any age can lead to the confidence one needs to try new activities. Whether you personally want to try something new, like a new group fitness class, or want to get your child involved in new adventures, swim lessons can be a great starting point.
8. Meeting new people.
Swim lessons provide opportunities to bond with family and friends or meet new people at the Y and in other community settings.
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