Learning to swim and being safe in the water is a lifelong skill that should be fun! Here we take a look at some of the basics and where to take your little ones for lessons that are all about the kids.
Whether we dreaded the school swimming carnival as kids or raced to the change rooms with goggles in hand, we can probably all agree that swimming is a life-saving skill. And that the earlier it’s learned, the easier it will be. With that in mind, here are a few things to think about when considering how and when your little person should start swimming.
1. Little ones learn best through play
Play is the centre of the universe for all young kids, and before starting school, it’s their main source of learning. Obviously, they have no clue that we have a hidden agenda, as they’re too busy having fun! Swimming lessons are no different. Classes at aquaDucks are completely child-centred, so the approach is all about fun. As a result, kids find swimming a happy and natural experience rather than scary or just too hard.
2. Babies are more familiar with water than you may think
We all spent around nine months submerged in the womb, so doesn’t it make sense that babies find water familiar and perhaps even comforting? While it feels kind of scary to us parents, reintroducing a young baby to an aquatic environment early on is actually quite smart. aquaDucks hold great classes for tiny ones and their parents, helping them to have fun while bonding in the pool, building water confidence through games and songs, and when they’re ready, practicing submersion and personal survival skills. Serious stuff aside, it’s a pretty good laugh too!