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Ten Benefits of Year Round Swimming Lessons

A majority of swimming programs in the Metro Detroit area offer classes with set start and end dates. Golfish Swim School is different in that they offer year-round swimming classes where students move up through the levels at a pace that is perfect for their needs and ability.

Here are ten great reasons why year-round swimming is better:

1.  Students learn at their own pace.

At Goldfish Swim School, students move through the levels when they are ready, so they aren’t stuck in a level until the session ends, they can move up at any time throughout the year.  This allows students to maximize their time in the lessons working on and mastering skills.

2.  Fight regression with weekly lessons.

Year round swimming lessons provide students with the opportunity to practice their skills each week so they retain their abilities and can build new skills.  Compared to traditional seasonal swimming lessons where students regress and spend time refreshing their skills before they can move on, year round lessons make the most of the student’s time in class.

3. Weekly lessons reinforce safe boundaries.

Year round swimming lessons provide a constant reminder of safe swimming rules including safe entry and exit, recovery and other essential water safety skills.

4. Give your child’s immune system a boost.

Swimming in the winter actually boosts children’s immune systems.  This is achieved by consistent full body exercise and frequent breathe control. The pool is heated and always a comfortable temperature.  Goldfish also provides hair dryers so swimmers can leave with dry hair.

5. Improved confidence

Year round swimming also provides children with consistency and improves self-esteem and confidence. The Goldfish Swim School program is based on positive reinforcement and praise which are the cornerstones of confidence.  Each time a child masters a new skill, it they will be proud of their achievement and it boosts their self-esteem.

6. Improves physical abilities

Swimming every week provides children with the opportunity to improve their motor development and coordination.

7. Improves cognitive development

Participating in weekly swimming classes accelerates cognitive development in students according to a scientific study done by the German Sports College in Cologne.  The same study also found that swimming at an early age provident the students with the opportunity to learn to be more independent, improved their reflexes and concentration, developed self-confidence and strengthened their ability to cope with new situations.

8. Bonding time for infants and toddlers

For children participating in parent and tot swim classes, the weekly lessons promote the bond you share with your little one.

9. Great makeup policy

What happens if you miss a week in a seasonal program?  Quite likely, your lesson is lost.  At Goldfish Swim School they offer a generous make-up policy for missed classes, which means you get to utilize the full value of your swimming tuition.

10.  Swimming is FUN!!!

Participating in a weekly activity, especially in the winter, allows for parents and children to break up the week with a fun activity, release some of the pent-up energy, and get out of the house.

Amber Louchart
Author: Amber Louchart

Amber is the proud mother to four beautiful children, Damian (27), Rosaleigh (14), Carlyn (11), and Naomi (8). Her family also includes four cats. She loves being a stay-at-home mom and feels blessed to be able to care for her children full-time and provide them with so many opportunities through Metro Detroit Mommy. In addition to Metro Detroit Mommy, Amber has a passion for hosting karaoke with Malibu Entertainment.  She enjoys the metro Detroit nightlife especially, singing, dancing and meeting new people.