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The Importance of Swimming Lessons

December 3, 2021

Did you know that 61 people drowned in Victoria last summer? Drowning is one of the most common causes of accidental death in children, so being able to swim is an essential life-saving skill.

Why your child should learn to swim:

  • Swimming is a lot of fun for people of all ages and children especially love getting in the water and enjoying themselves.
  • For Australian families a lot of our free time and recreational activities are on or around water so not just visiting the pool but going to the Beach, Fishing, Boating, Holidays near rivers dams and lakes
  • Swimming provides lots of health benefits which can help to keep your children healthy and happy at the same time
  • Swimming keeps your child’s heart and lungs healthy, improves strength and flexibility, increases stamina and even improves balance and posture
  • Any age or ability can take part and it is more accessible for children with additional needs than almost any other sport.
  • Swimming provides challenges rewards and accomplishments, which helps children to become self-confident and believe in their abilities
  • Your child will have plenty of opportunities to make friends and grow in confidence

Learning to swim opens up the door to a range of other activities.

For more information and to book swimming lessons for yourself or your family, see our swimming lessons page.

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