10 BENEFITS OF LIFEGUARDING AND SWIMMING FOR CHILDREN

Benefits and advice for those who want to start

Among the activities recommended for the correct development and growth of children, swimming is in first place. According to several studies, this activity brings many cognitive and physical benefits of Lifeguard training. Discover now the benefits of enrolling your child in a swimming course! In the pool, small children find the ideal environment to promote their mental and physical development. Swimming can be fun, challenging and relaxing not only for the child but also for the parents.

SWIMMING CHILDREN: BENEFITS OF LIFEGUARD

Swimming, especially if started at an early age, is one of the most complete and effective sports disciplines in terms of health benefits. The importance of swimming for children has also been reaffirmed several times by various medical studies. Why enroll your son (or daughter) in the swimming pool:

IT’S A COMPLETE SPORT’

As everyone knows, swimming is the complete sport par excellence. All major muscles in the body work. From the arms to the legs, including the abs, the muscles work in unison to stay afloat and move in the water

IMPROVE COORDINATION

The absence of gravity in the water pushes the child to move constantly, requiring him to exercise his muscles effectively to counteract the instability and resistance of the fluid.

MORE CONTROL OVER BREATHING

The breathing phase represents a very delicate moment for the child. Controlled diving underwater allows him to understand how breathing works and gain greater control, while also strengthening his heart and lungs.

INCREASES THE CHILD’S CONFIDENCE AND SELF-ESTEEM

One of the most difficult moments faced when introducing a child to swimming is to overcome the initial fear of water and thus acquire confidence. Facing and then overcoming fears in the water, such as diving or the absence of armrests, allows the child to acquire greater tranquility and self-awareness and what he is capable of doing. All for the benefit of his self-esteem and confidence.

IMPROVE LEARNING CAPACITY

During the swimming lesson, the child performs the exercises given by the instructor. His level of understanding and consequently his mental abilities improve considerably, thanks also to the playful environment which makes learning more fun and easier.

IT’S AN OPPORTUNITY TO RELAX AND SOCIALISE

The water and the presence of other children act as a further stimulus for the little one. The playful environment helps the child to relax and to overcome shyness and reserve more easily.

ALLOWS YOU TO CHECK YOUR WEIGHT

Movement in water helps burn many calories and consumes a lot of energy. The child who manages to keep his weight under control from an early age is less likely to become an overweight adult. Proper nutrition and regular physical activity are the pillars on which to base a healthy lifestyle.

THE SWIMMING POOL IS A SAFE HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT

Swimming pools are among the safest places, both for the presence of specially trained personnel and for hygienic reasons. The presence of chlorine in the tub makes the environment sanitized, inhibiting the proliferation and spread of viruses and bacteria. To counter the spread of Covid19, swimming is among the safest and most controlled activities

SAFETY AND PREVENTION

teaching swimming to the little ones is the key to avoiding possible future drownings. Learning to swim can save your life and that of others. Children learn to swim very quickly, just as they learn to walk or ride a bike. The swimming skills learned will be useful and appreciated even as an adult.

KIDS SWIMMING: WHAT IS THE RIGHT AGE TO LEARN?

The child can enter the water from the first months of life. From one year on he begins to have a greater awareness of the movements practiced in the water. Accompanied by his parents, he improves the relationship and the quality of the time spent together, the happy moments and mutual trust.

When the activity is practiced from 1 to 3 years, we are not talking about a real swimming course, since it is limited to small movements and an aquatics course, in fact it is called Baby Swimming . The first swimming course begins at the age of 3, coinciding with entry to nursery school. The child demonstrates that he has a certain autonomy and independence, capable of managing the detachment from the parent.

SWIMMING CHILDREN: THINGS NOT TO DO

If the child doesn’t enter the water, it often happens because he can’t get in tune with the environment. The novelty and detachment from the parents is experienced in the same way as the first day of school. It is important that the parent entrusts the child to the instructor and gives him the opportunity to interact with the rest of the group. The presence of other friends and acquaintances is often the best solution to overcome any discomfort. If the parent is afraid of water, it is better not to show it to him with repeated alarms of danger, but to try to convey safety to him.

If the child is not yet independent at the age of 3, accompanying the parent to the water and attending the Baby Course could be helpful , until sufficient independence is achieved.

Always rely on competent instructors and structures and let them be carried away by the fun.

Do you still have doubts about the benefits of swimming for children?

PROMOTION!

For the first students enrolled in the Junior Swimming course, a free kit with all the equipment to go to the pool, for her and for him:

  • Bag
  • Costume
  • Swimming goggles
  • Headphones
  • Towel

Improve digestion

In general, movement and physical activity have a positive effect on digestion but must always be practiced intelligently. Physical activity promotes better gastric emptying and regulates the production of acids, reducing the risk of heartburn and stomach acidity. It also promotes intestinal motility, regulating the work of the intestine and helping to fight constipation.

Sports activities, except walking, should not be carried out immediately after meals. Both digestion and physical effort in fact need a large amount of blood, which is diverted from the stomach to the muscles, slowing down digestion. The result of this process is that it will be difficult to digest. It is always good to wait and then wait to have digested before jumping into the water, to avoid a big stomach ache.