Learning to swim is something of a rite of passage, even for kids today in the digital driven world we inhabit. However, getting into the water for the first time can also be a frightening and unsettling experience and one that your children may not want to repeat if the whole thing is too traumatic. Teaching your children to swim at home with your own swim spa puts the entire situation within your control – if you want to make sure that you’re going to raise children who are happy and safe around water then it’s a great option.
Why teach your kids to swim at home with a swim spa?
Health & safety
Drowning is the biggest cause of accidental death in children under 5. This very unsettling number shows why it’s so important that you teach children how to swim as early as possible. Once the skill has been learned then your children can look after themselves around water and you know that you’ve done all you can to avoid your family being touched by that grim statistic.
Learning skills early
There’s plenty of research to suggest that the skills we pick up at an early age tend to be those that we excel at. So, whether you’re looking to encourage a champion swimmer in the family – or you just want your children to be comfortable around water – the earlier they are taught to swim, the better. A swim spa at home makes this a much easier task for everyone involved.
Swimming is a fantastic workout – it is great cardiovascular exercise and can help with weight management and strength. It’s also a very useful activity for teaching coordination and tends to help support the development of the five senses. If you’re looking to get your little ones into good habits when it comes to fitness – and habits that they will enjoy enough to sustain – then a swim spa at home is an easy way to do it.
Regular exercise has been proven to have a positive impact on mental health. It can relieve stress and help increase the quality of sleep, as well as boosting memory and mood. Encouraging children to incorporate regular exercise into daily routines at an early age starts good habits that will see them through tough times and challenges. The benefits of exercise such as swimming should not be underestimated – regular sessions can have a profoundly positive impact on depression, anxiety, ADHD, and many other problems that more and more children tend to suffer from.
There are many benefits to getting children into the water and swimming as early as possible in life. However, it’s not always that simple if you’re trying to use a public pool. A swim spa at home means you don’t have to travel, organise schedules or pay to use the pool. You have 24/7 access to your own water where you can teach your children to swim as early as you want to. And when they’re not having lessons, the water provides plenty of fun times too.
Find the perfect swim spa for you by giving us a call on 0208 300 4003 or why not visit our showroom with your children to see which swim spa would be the best for you?