If already have a pool installed at your Denver-area home, you likely understand the importance of teaching your kids to swim out of safety concerns.
However, there a are countless other benefits of helping your children to develop a positive relationship with your pool.
A common question that we’re asked relates to age at which people should start teaching their kids to swim. Most research shows that if they don’t learn before age nine, they may never pick it up.
Ultimately, the sooner you can get your children in the water, the better. There are even some swim instruction classes that work with children as young as six months! Not only will this help them overcome any fear they might have of the water, it’s a great way to spend time with, and bond with your child.
Swimming can help keep kids healthy and fit
All parents who own pools in Denver, CO understand the importance of teaching their kids to swim for all of the obvious safety reasons. If a child falls into the water, you want to make sure they can get out of the pool on their own.
What they don’t always realize, is that once they are comfortable in the water, this opens up several sports opportunities for children. Some find they enjoy competitive swimming while others find they have an affinity for water polo.
Swimming is a great way to help keep your kids, and your entire family in shape; it can also enhance both physical and mental health. Swimming is a great, low-impact form of aerobic exercise, which is wonderful for your heart.
Overweight children can swim in the backyard pool as a way to lose weight, since swimming has been known to burn more calories than a workout at the gym.
Swimming helps combat depression
Life can be stressful for every member of your family, but the good news is that swimming is an all-natural mood booster. Each time you swim, your body release endorphins, which can help to lessen your blue mood.
Some parents of developmentally disabled children have noticed that when the family spends time in the pool, swimming has helped to improve family ties.
Swimming is healthy and fun
Lastly, a dip in the backyard pool is fun for the whole family. Everyone enjoys spending time with their friends, cousins, aunts and uncles while in the water!
Are you thinking about installing a pool to help teach your kids to swim? We can help
At Wetworks Pool and Spa, our expert pool and spa design specialists are here to help you choose the perfect pool for you and your family.