(Written by Hannah Pilkington) Learning to swim is an important life skill. Not only is it great for health and fitness, but it is a great way for young children to make new friends, pick up social skills, and burn off pent-up energy. On a more serious note, the ability to swim may one day save their life.
Many parents these days are choosing to introduce their children to the water at a very early age; classes now start from birth, where babies are taught lifesaving skills like floating and holding their breath underwater. However, most parents decide to begin swimming lessons when their child is slightly older, often once their little one has started school as it is a great after school activity. Here are some great tips for parents who are about to take the plunge with their little one. [Read more…]