Time in the pool goes so much further than just teaching swimming skills. The same students that started timid and unsure of themselves, will have gained confidence and self-assurance after seeing all they’re capable of accomplishing.
At B&C Aquatics we set clear goals for our swimmers to reach. When setting goals, it’s important that the goals challenge the swimmer’s current ability but are also achievable. Initially, these goals will be more simplistic in nature and increase in difficulty as the student’s skill-level and comfort in the water improves. This approach to learning helps keep students motivated and allows them to celebrate their progress and not get too caught up in achieving perfection. This is especially important with younger swimmers who may take longer to fully grasp certain concepts.
An example of this would be instructing a young swimmer to swim 20 feet in the pool. A little swimmer, can find such a task overwhelming and become discouraged; however, if you cut the distance in half and ask them to swim 10 feet, this distance is more realistic and something they feel they can achieve. Over time, the distance can slowly be extended until the swimmer actually achieves swimming the full 20 feet.
Through these swimming lessons, students are not only learning how to properly interact in and around bodies of water, but also the importance of goal-setting and the sense of achievement that’s experienced when a goal is achieved. These concepts carry over into numerous other areas of life.
With locations in both Pickering and Scarborough, B&C Aquatics would love to partner with parents, this fall, to impart skills that will teach kids to be water smart and give them a mindset leading to classroom success, healthy social interactions and enable them to confidently try new things.
help kids in the pool and give them a mindset that will lead to classroom success, healthy social interactions and enable them to be comfortable trying new things.