Physically, children around the age of 3 or 4 years have the ability to swim, but most still lack the necessary confidence. All kids have different physical and mental abilities; usually girls are ready a bit earlier than boys.
Starting early with a swimming course for your child makes a lot of sense, especially in light of accident prevention. After all, drowning is the most common cause of accidental death in toddlers. FREDS SWIM ACADEMY offers swimming courses for 2 to 4 year-olds called Aqua Tots. Using the unique SWIMTRAINER, the children experience free movement in the water combined with complete safety and security in the ideal swimming position. It gives them space to explore and to develop their own abilities.
3 to 4 year-olds indeed do have the ability to learn the correct "frog" leg movement and later add the coordinated arm movement. This leg movement is the only one that will offer the child an easy and not exhausting chance to stay above the water level if he/she has fallen into a pool/sea.
That's why we start with the breast stroke. No other swimming style can do that. The children learn the correct movement earlier and easier with the aid of the SWIMTRAINER.
Aqua Tots (2 - 4 yr) focuses on creating fun, positive experiences that will not only help your toddler to develop physically, but also emotionally, intellectually and socially, while equipping them with key swimming skills and allowing each child to learn at their own pace. Positive encouragement is given frequently in a non-competitive environment, building self-confidence. The lessons offer a chance to socialize with other children of the same age.
From the age of 4+, the kids' swimming courses are called Splashing Rascals. The aim is to become a swimmer.
Once children have learned to swim, they have achieved an important milestone in their development. They have learned to:
- Deal with anxiety
- Effectively use directed movements
- Show ambition and perseverance
- Overcome fear
- Coordinate different movements
- Developmental maturity and independence
It's worth trying to start early with swimming lessons for your child!
Water Babies (0-2yr) / Aqua Tots (2-4yr) / Splashing Rascals (4yr+) / Active Ladies / Active Gentlemen / Swim Clubs
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