Safety & Survival
There is a general fear amongst parents when it comes to enrolling their child in a baby swimming class. The best part about baby swimming classes is that the children learn to be in an environment of acceptance and joy from a very tender age. Most parents show concern over the water safety of their child since the child is very young and therefore extra-helpless. However, if you really go by scientific reasoning and not irrational fear then you will realize that there are manifold benefits to enrolling your child in a baby swim school.
Most babies take a very long time to learn how to stand on its own feet and consecutively to walk or run. Scientific studies have shown that babies who practice swimming learn to stand on their feet much faster than other babies who don’t practice swimming. This is owing to the fact that water diffuses the effect of gravitational force which means that your baby can use his legs more easily while under water. And this gets directly reflected in his ability to stand, walk, and run. Moreover, during his baby swimming lessons he would be taught to flip his legs continuously in order to create propulsion. This practice will help to strengthen your baby’s legs at a very early age which would benefit him throughout his life.
Apart from the benefits of baby swimming classes on your child’s legs, you can count on the cardiovascular benefits as well. Although your baby cannot swim long distances like adults, yet swimming will keep his heart healthier than the hearts of others his age. In fact, pediatricians suggest swimming for babies in order to increase their appetite because activities such as swimming are known for relaxing the body and increasing the appetite. Not just that swimming is also prescribed by doctors for babies who are affected by asthma.
Another important benefit of making your baby learn how to swim is that s/he will never become hydrophobic. It has been found out from surveys that almost 30 percent of adults suffer from mild or severe hydrophobia and thus, are at a greater risk of getting drowned in water-related accidents. Psychologists believe that the seed of hydrophobia lies in a person’s childhood. Most people are hydrophobic because they were not introduced to water at an early age. So, if you want your baby to be safe from the risk of drowning in water-related accidents then you must make him learn how to swim at an early age.