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How To Improve Your Childs Swimming

Oct. 23, 2012

How to improve your child’s swimming experience:

Consistency: Because children are still developing mentally and physically taking off any time more than a week could be detrimental to your child’s swimming progress.

Practice: Here at Swimtastic we find its key to practice the skills you have learned outside of classes. Family swims are offered four times a week for this reason. As a parent spending time in the water with your child can help break any fears they may have. Being comfortable in the water with their parents is just as important as with the instructor. Many children build a bond with their instructor in the pool this bond needs to be made with parents too. Family swim is free to all clients take advantage of it today and let your child show you what they are learning. Parents can help make swimming fun for kids by bringing them to the family swim and enjoying it together.

Patience: Every child learns at his or her own pace, swimtastic works with each child’s individual needs and progressions. As parents continuing to encourage your child and working outside of lessons will help them develop the skills they need to be safe swimmers while having fun doing it.

What they have learned: Swimtastic teaches children to swim independently continuing this with proper supervision is key for swimming development. Floaties can give children a false sense of being able to swim. Continue to use when close supervision cannot be guaranteed. Another options are noodles, noodles give them a sense of security but still allow them to use their legs, arms and skills to stay afloat.

Observation Room: Children can be distracted when parents are around. Here at swimtastic we believe the best thing a parent can do is walk away. Allowing us to take the children is best. For younger and first time lessons, it is important that we as teachers build the bond with your child. By doing this we give them a sense of safety and relax any fears that they may have. Our observation room is set up to allow the child to see their parent but from distance.

Relationship: Each child will build a positive relationship with the instructor and the water. The use of toys, games and different equipment allows this. Our lessons are geared to allow the child to learn in a safe yet fun environment. We believe in making swimming lessons a fun experience for each child. The teachers take time after each class to update you on the progress your child is making this also allows us to have a good teacher/parent relationship.

Swimming: Swimming is a yearlong activity via: vacations, water parks, hotels and other indoor pools. So why stop at summer? We believe that children do need consistency to properly learn the swimming skills that do last a lifetime. Lessons are available year round 6 days a week with a wide range of times. Stop by or call today 414-421-7946 www.swimtastic.com

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