Parenting is a huge responsibility. The focus is no longer just on you but these young individuals you are charged with raising into mature human beings. You’re responsible for their health and well-being and need to carve out time to spend as a family, amongst a host of other things!
But, what if you could achieve some of these responsibilities simultaneously? Not only would you be a great parent, you’d be optimizing your time! Family swims, promote a healthy lifestyle for everyone in your family and enable family members to spend valuable time together! The reasons your family needs to be swimming together have been explored in greater detail below!
Reinforces Water Safety Behaviour
Taking your kids to the pool often is a great way to remind them how to interact in the water. For instance, it’s crucial kids know that horse-play is unacceptable in the pool or any body of water and that walking on the pool deck is a MUST. Ensuring that children know the rules when playing around water, can prevent many water accidents from happening in the first place. Regular trips to the pool give parents the opportunity to reinforce these concepts with their kids.
Promotes a Healthy Lifestyle
One great aspect of swimming is that it’s an excellent form of physical exercise for all different ages. Swimming is a unique activity, for people of all ages, in that it hits almost all of the body’s various muscle groups, making it an ideal full body workout.
Is Just a Lot of Fun!
On top of developing strong swimming skills and keeping you and your family members in good health, swimming is just a ton of fun! In the summer who doesn’t love to jump into a pool and cool off. On the other hand, indoor swimming pools are perfect ways to stay active in the colder months. Here are some fun games to play the next time you go for a swim!