17 Oct

Texas Swim Academy Swimming Lessons: Why Is Repetition Important?

  • Posted by Texas Swim Academy

Texas Swim Academy instructors are highly trained and intensely motivated to provide to our students the highest quality aquatic instruction available, and an extremely important part of that instruction is repetition of basic skills, strokes, and water survival strategies. Our survival swim program is designed specifically with repetition in mind… why is that so important?

Repetition is crucial to not only successfully learning aquatic skills, but incorporating them into an instinctive pattern of behavior and reaction that is required in survival situations. Repetition creates an intensive familiarity with water survival techniques that is critical to using those techniques successfully when needed, particularly in an emergency situation. Repetition provides a foundation for comfort that overcomes natural or learned fears being in or around water.

To optimize safety for very young children and babies in and around the water, simply participating in baby swim lessons and touching on techniques is not enough: children need repetition to instill in them an instinctive ability to react and instantly deploy their learned aquatic skills. Intensive repetition is the only teaching technique that is effective in creating this kind of necessary instinctive response to danger.

There are additional benefits to repetition. Repetition is particularly important for participants in our adaptive aquatics program. Children with an autism spectrum disorder often find comfort in repetition, as it can help organize otherwise chaotic and distressing sensory input. Repetition also builds confidence, another critical need for autism spectrum children, both in the water and out.

We are passionate at Texas Swim Academy about proving our students with the tools needed to be safe and thrive in the water, and swim exercise repetition is an important part of building skill and comfort. Visit us and see why we are a leader for swimming lessons in Houston and surrounding communities, particularly for infants, young children, and adaptive needs students.