Express Poolcare swimming pool service contractors explain the benefits of teaching your child to swim 

Whether you’re moving into a home that will have a swimming pool or if you have children that you’d love to get involved in the fun of the family swimming pool, you may want to consider signing your children up for swim lessons. Many parents can and do take it upon themselves to teach their children to swim. The reason some parents sign up for swim lessons is if they themselves are hesitant in the water or if they want to make certain their child learns to swim “properly” and safely.

As the parent you know your child best and can best determine if he’d do well in a group setting swim class or one on one. You may also want to consider jumping into the water with your child while he takes his lessons. If your child sees that you love the water and want to be in the pool with him it will help him learn to enjoy swim time as well.

How can you get started with swimming lessons for your child? Here are some things to consider:

  • Babies, as young as five months can be introduced to the pool as long as the water is warm. 
  • Look for a class that is suited to both your child’s age and his skill level.
  • If you’re looking for a class that will get your child comfortable with swimming for fun, there are those suited to that goal as well as those suited to teaching a child to swim for Olympic gold and everything in between.
  • Let your child get involved in choosing her own swim suit and accessories including a favorite bath towel.
  • If your child has a friend, see if he or she can attend the swim lessons with her. The buddy system always makes learning more fun.

Even if your child can swim, he or she should never be left alone in the pool. You may also want to have them wear a life vest while swimming just in case they get tired while in the water. Time spent together in the family swimming pool is a fantastic way to build memories that will last a lifetime.