5 Benefits of Swimming on Early Childhood Development

Are you considering signing up your baby for swimming lessons?🏊🏽‍♀️There are so many benefits of swimming on early childhood development! It’s also a wonderful way for you to bond with your child. Just don’t forget to bring your phone📲 or you’ll miss some priceless memories you’ll want to add to your baby’s timeline! If you still are not sure if it’s the right choice for you and your cutie, below are the top five health benefits of swim lessons.

Benefits of Swimming on Early Childhood Development: Build Strong Muscles

Swim lessons🏊🏽‍♀️ for your baby will strengthen muscles in the whole body, encouraging earlier development milestones such as sitting sooner and crawling before other babies. The younger you start your baby, the better. At first, it’s just about getting your baby acquainted with water. Let your child kick their legs and explore the feel of it. Show your little one swimming can be fun and once he or she sees you smile, they’ll smile too!

Benefits of Swimming on Early Childhood Development: Boost Coordination

Swimming doesn’t just build stronger muscles, it strengthens baby’s coordination too! That means you can expect your child to be sitting, standing, crawling, and walking better (and sooner) than their peers. This would be an excellent time to baby-proof the home if you haven’t already done it. Toddlers learning to walk collapse pretty frequently until their leg muscles get stronger. Additionally, because their bodies are top-heavy, they have a tendency to frequently bump their heads into things as well. 

Benefits of Swimming on Early Childhood Development: Get a Jumpstart on Language

If your baby is learning to speak just one language, you will find he or she will begin to speak more eloquently than their peers. This is because swim lessons involve listening to the instructor as well as socializing around other children and their parents. Their working vocabulary is larger than other children their age. This will help your child advance academically.

Benefits of Swimming on Early Childhood Development: Nail Water Safety Early

If you enjoy spending time in or on water, then water safety is an absolute must! Your child will not only be able to save themselves in a pinch, but maybe the life of another, one day! Baby swim lessons will teach basic floating techniques and the complexity such as the different types of strokes will advance as they get older. If a boat🚣🏽 (or a floatie) ever overturns, you know your baby will have the knowledge necessary to survive.

Benefits of Swimming on Early Childhood Development: Unlock Future Career Opportunities

Whether your baby is four months or five years of age, baby swim lessons will allow your child to excel in (and under) the water. It’s an easy way to boost their self-confidence. This gives them an edge if they ever want to go into a career involving swimming such as a lifeguard or marine biologist. Maybe your child wants to swim on the varsity swim team in high school? The possibilities are endless. Just be sure to bring your phone, your child’s swimwear, a pair of goggles and, whatever you do, don’t forget the waterproof diapers. 

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