“To swim, or not to swim during the winter?” We are often asked this question by parents. The benefits of continuing swim lessons far exceed the belief that “I will catch a cold.” Colds are caused by viruses! Here are some good reasons to continue your child’s swim lessons throughout the winter months.
Swimming helps fight the winter blues.
There is an entire generation who think that swimming when it is cold will, in turn, give them a cold. This is not true! Colds are caused by viruses! Illness comes from germs, not weather.
Cold weather and shortened daylight hours often take away some of our children’s’ favorite outdoor activities —which can be pretty disappointing to little ones. Evven children are even susceptible to Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Approximately 3 percent of children ages 9 to 17 have SAD, according to Dr. Norman E. Rosenthal, a world-renowned psychiatrist based in Rockville, Maryland and author of “Winter Blues: Everything You Need to Know to Beat Seasonal Affective Disorder.
One way to beat SAD is by encouraging positive indoor pursuits such as SWIMMING! No matter how chilly it is outside the water is always warm at The Swim School. Our heated pools and warm, humid building , help to keep our swimmers natural defenses against infections strong. Exercise in the form of swimming can help to improve your child’s mood. Now that’s something to smile about!
Get out and have fun!
Swim lessons at The Swim School are not only educational, but they are fun. The chidren get to see their swim friends, stay active in the water, develop their swim technique, and burn off some energy. They also look forward to the slide or the rope swing at the end of class.
Both the Shreveport and the Bossier schools host Family Swim night on the first Friday of every month. Two hours of swim fun time with the family will put a smile on everyone’s face.
Consistency, repetition, ready for summer!
To be a great swimmer and to see continual improvement you need to be consistent. Winter is the perfect time to keep your children in swimming lessons. With limited water exposure during the cooler months it makes perfect sense to continue lessons and provide your children with the best chance for improvement.
You will see your child improve and build confidence and independence in their swimming skills during the winter months. Ceasing lessons for any period of time throughout the year can result in the regression of swimming skills and confidence in the water. Consistency is vital to the improvement of your child’s swim skills. Think of all the practice your child will get in before heading to beach next summer!
Let’s swim at THE SWIM SCHOOL!