Sports are great for our health, well-being, social networks and sense of social connectedness. Organized sports help children and adults grow and gain a sense of achievement while building teamwork, leadership, problem-solving, decision making and communication skills. Sports also allow us to channel our energy, competitiveness and aggression in socially beneficial ways. Improving health through […]
In the Swimming World: What Global Drowning Statistics Tell Us
Swimming is popular around the world, but where is it the most popular? Have you ever wondered why swimming is popular in some countries and not others? What does swim education mean? When we take a look at the swimming world abroad, you’ll see a connection between the wealth of a nation and drowning statistics. […]
This is What a Swimming Lesson for an Autistic Child Might Look Like
Swimming lessons can be very beneficial for children with autism. Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are 160 times more likely to drown than their neurotypical peers. Not only is swimming a form of therapy and drowning prevention but it is also great for socialization. This is a life skill that everyone should learn – not […]
What’s the Best Age to Teach a Child to Swim?
What is the Best Age to Teach a Child to Swim? The question people ask after “When is the earliest my can take swimming lessons?” is usually, “What is the best age to teach a child to swim?”. Exposure to water and building water confidence can start as young as three months old. If you […]
4 Swimming Benefits for Kids
Swimming is a sport kids can get into at a young age. It helps with mental and social development. Swimming is therapeutic and builds a sense of self and confidence. Swimming teaches children persistence, perseverance and social values. Kids also learn to get active and gain a positive attitude towards health and fitness. What are […]
Swimming with Your Baby!
It’s time to swim with your baby for the first time! Jumping in the pool for the first time with your little one is an exciting yet nerve-wracking experience. We may have addressed your concerns in our last article. However, you might have some other questions. How do you hold your baby? Which position should […]
Books on Autism: The Benefits of Swimming & Other Resources
Swimming has a myriad of extraordinary benefits for the body and mind that can boost quality of life for individuals with autism. Swimming lessons for kids with Autism can help reduce the risk of accidental drowning—and bring more joy, confidence, and coordination into their lives. Lessons can also improve their learning in other areas, strengthen […]
When Can I Take My Newborn Baby Swimming?
Swimming with your baby is a fun bonding experience for both of you. The two of you can swim safely as long as you’re vigilant, attentive and informed. You can take your baby swimming before they get their immunization shots, but there are a few things to consider. At What Age? Babies are curious about […]
Baby & Toddler Swimwear: What Should Your Child Wear to go Swimming?
Every parent wants their child’s first time in the pool to be safe, comfortable and fun. You should think about what your little one wears in the water. Check out these baby and toddler swimwear options and other helpful supplies to bring with you on your next trip to the pool. 1. A Hat If […]