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Teaching kids how to swim is essential. However, ensuring that swimming pool safety rules are followed is important for families. Here are some water safety tips to teach your child
It is no secret that many children love being in and around water. Whether it is a beach or a swimming pool, kids are instinctively drawn to water. However, there are certain safety precautions to take when around water bodies. To begin with, teaching children how to swim is essential this will ensure their key safety. It is also important to teach children about the swimming pool safety rules and regulations to follow when learning to swim.
But that is not the only benefit that swimming provides. Swimming also helps stimulate the senses of young children and enhances brain and emotional development. It makes them strong and flexible and increases stamina. Learning to swim also means that children can try a range of other water-based activities.
Introduce your child to swimming early on so that this life skill and its benefits will always be with them. It is not only a fantastic sport to maintain physical health, but also improves the quality of life in general.
"It is natural for your child to be anxious about staying afloat. It is crucial to take a gradual and loving approach while getting your child to practice swimming skills. This is because children must enjoy being in the water in order to overcome their fears," says Siddharth C, a lifeguard and a swimming coach from Chennai
Know that your child may need some help initially in learning to feel comfortable in the water. Older children tend to develop fears or preconceptions regarding breathing and buoyancy. So, it may be challenging for them to learn and enjoy swimming techniques.
Swimming is not just fun for children of all ages, but also keeps your child's heart and lungs healthy. Once your child gains confidence in the water, they can enjoy beach vacations with family and friends or swimming camps in summer. What's more, your child will love water sports like surfing, stand-up paddling, kayaking and sailing or even, taking a dip in the community well or river in your hometown.