Do you want your child to be the next champion swimmer? Swimfast Aquatic Group offers your child the opportunity to hone his talent under the watchful eyes of world-class coaches.
Splashing about aimlessly in a swimming pool is almost everybody’s idea of heaven.
But swimming is much more than just a fun thing to do. It is a life skill and a serious sport to partake. Swimming is also the key to a healthier and more balanced life. Parents should consider introducing swimming early on in a child’s life. Here is why:
An essential life skill
Most children try and push their own limits, and can put themselves in harm’s way in a pool. Whenever kids play near water or get into the pool unaccompanied, there is always a danger of drowning. If your child knows how to swim, this danger is mitigated significantly. Talking about how he began swimming lessons, David Lim, Managing Director Swimfast Aquatic Group says, “Learning swimming was a life skill. It was a wish from my dad especially, for all his children to be able to swim. This was because he himself had a near drowning incident when he was younger.”
A total body workout
Swimming is one of the best forms of exercise, as it engages everything from the core, to legs, to the arms. As your kids kick their way through water, they simultaneously work several of their muscles – including triceps, biceps, abdominals and hamstrings. While splashing around in the pool, the kids don’t even realize it and end up having a great exercise session, which involves stretching and toning. Swimming also helps strengthen the lungs and the heart.
Focuses the mind
Not only does swimming make you physically stronger, it also contributes to the mental well being of your child. Studies have shown that swimming can improve a child’s mood and help in reducing anxiety. While swimming, your child will have no choice but to be alert and concentrate on what he is doing – thus helping build on his ability to focus.
And if your child has the talent and discipline he could participate in competitive swimming, which requires mental toughness. Being a competitive athlete takes a lot of self-motivation and self-discipline. Says Coach David, “Being in a competitive sport helped nurture me from a very young age. There are other aspects like goal setting and being mentally strong, together with motivation and discipline. These were all positively transferred to my daily life throughout my teenage years and onwards.”
How can you help your child become a competitive swimmer. Read on to find out…