School may be out for summer, but the 2014 swimming season is just starting. There’s no better way to enjoy the summer heat than in a nice cool pool or beach. Whether your child is just learning how to swim or just needs to brush up on his or her swimming skills, swim lessons are one of the most valuable and beneficial things a parent can provide for their child.

Swim Lessons Prevent Drowning by 88%*

Even if your child isn’t swimming, they are still at risk for falling or slipping into a body of water, whether that’s a pool, a beach, or even a bathtub. Swimming lessons teach your child to float and avoid a serious situation like drowning. It’s important to choose a program that emphasizes water safety above all else, especially with younger children. Texas Swim Academy’s Survival Swim program emphasizes basic safety skills like learning how to roll-back-to-float and breathing, which provide a child with the necessary survival skills they need before moving on to more advanced skills like stroke development.

Swimming Builds Confidence

Overcoming difficulties by learning how to float, developing stroke skills, and breathing with the help of certified instructors who offer encouragement and support help build a child’s confidence and pride. With this added confidence, children are more motivated to increase swim time and more open to trying other activities and hobbies outside of the water.

In Group Swimming Sessions, Children Develop Valuable Social Skills

When children begin swim lessons at Texas Swim Academy, they start off lessons one-by-one. Once they reach a certain level, they may be placed into a group with other swimmers. This allows him or her to take part of a group, take directions, and learn how to interact with his or her peers.

According to a Study, Swimming Can Offer Benefits Outside of the Pool

The Griffith University of Educational Research’s 2013 study concluded that children ages 3-5 in swim lessons scored significantly better in visual motor skills such as cutting paper, drawing in lines and shapes, and other mathematically related tasks. Overall, parents reported that early swimming participants were over “7 months ahead in motor achievement and around 10 months ahead cognitively and linguistically.” The key is starting lessons as early as possible.

If you’re looking for a place for your children to learn how to swim, take a look at the several swimming programs offered at Texas Swim Academy. We offer programs for children of all ages and abilities.