Early introduction into the aquatic environment instills a sense of curiosity, confidence and pride in a skill so vital throughout life. Safety skills and respect for the water, when introduced properly will provide the following:
- Teaching balance and buoyancy is key to creating a comfortable swimmer
- Stimulates physical and emotional development
- Increases self-esteem
- Bonds family members and adds joy and excitement to life
- Opens a lifetime of enjoyment that centers around family and water
Learning life skills through swimming is our philosophy. We educate and inform our parents as an important part of our teaching team. We believe that aquatic child development extends beyond our swimming pool and into the heart of our families’ homes. In addition to physical swimming skills, our students learn life skills such as:
- Social interaction and teamwork.
- Listening to and following directions.
- Respect for oneself and others.
- How to learn with a sense of accomplishment Self-discipline and concentration.
- Overcoming obstacles and facing fears.
- Physical skills of coordination and balance, breath control, bouancy and balance.
- Feeling of success that carries over into other endeavors.
Learning to swim is hard work, although fun, and requires much effort. How much a child enjoys this work and how rapidly s/he progresses depends greatly on the attitude of the parent(s). It is not only rewarding, but also contagious when children master goals in the swimming pool (and in life!). By working as a team with our parents and swimmers, our staff takes great pride in guiding children through the peaks and valley’s of swim class. Swimming is the only active sport we can participate in from our first breath to our last.
- It does not require a team, coach, opponent, uniform or specific abilities.
- It covers a spectrum from active competition to just floating around and safely playing in a backyard pool.
- It is the best aerobic exercise with the least incidence of injury .
- Water is a therapeutic environment which is healing.
- It is a form of exercise that can be maintained in the senior-citizen age group.