Our nation is defined by our love of swimming, with countless pristine beaches and backyard pools spread across our suburbs. So why are we still not making childrens' water safety education a priority?
A recent report from the Royal Life Saving Society suggested that three out of four children quit swimming classes by age eight, long before they learn the necessary skills that could save their lives. A shocking statistic, taking into consideration the steady increase in drownings over the years.
Here at Cook and Phillip, we teach your kids to swim in a safe, fun and engaging atmosphere. And there is more than just one benefit to your child’s development! Here are our top five reasons for why your kids should dive into the fun.
The crystal clear water and snow-white sand that surrounds Australia is not only beautiful but dangerous too. With uncompromising ocean rips and strong currents that drag unsuspecting swimmers away from the shore, Australia has always had a history of drowning-related deaths. However, this past year has seen an unprecedented number of drownings, in children less than five years of age around pools. Tragically 29 children aged 0-4 years drowned in 2016/17, which is 32% increase on the previous year, serving as a sobering reminder of the importance of teaching your children how to be around pools safely.
Studies have shown that kids who develop swimming skills early are more confident and willing to try different sporting activities throughout their life. Children will be exposed to many circumstances where they’re required to swim, whether it’s at a friends pool party or even swim lessons provided through their school. If your child is equipped with previous knowledge, they will have the necessary confidence and self-esteem to get involved!
We’re all aware of the health concerns associated with modern societies reliance on processed food and technology, with child obesity becoming a major cause for concern. By enrolling your kids in a learn to swim program, they’re getting their dose of exercise and instilling good behaviours that will last them a lifetime. Swimming is considered to be one of the best forms of physical exercise for people of all ages, including children. It places low stress on joints and muscles and is great for the heart and mind.
Studies have shown that swimming can have a positive impact on the early development of a child's physical skills, including hand-eye coordination and muscle toning. Research has shown that those who regularly swim during early childhood development are more capable of cutting paper, colouring in and drawing lines and shapes, when compared to others of the same age.
During a "Learn to Swim" class your child will be required to follow instructions from our well-trained teachers and socialise with other children participating in the program, providing them with essential social and personal skills that will set them up for school and indeed their future.
So join up now! Our team of Learn to Swim Instructors and Swimming Coaches strive to make every lesson fun, but most importantly to be continually progressing you or your child by our course structure, based on Swim and Survive from Royal Life Saving Society (Australia). The Learn to Swim program runs for 48 weeks a year and enrolments are open now.
Enroll your child here and teach them a skill for life. For further information or to book, please contact our swim school staff on (02) 9326 0444 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Let the pool become their classroom by signing them up to Cook and Phillip Park Pool's learn to swim program where they'll learn a skill for life!
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