Benefits of teaching your child how to swim

Teaching your child how to swim is an important activity that I encourage most parents to get done as soon as possible. Did you know that drowning is one of the leading causes of death in children? It's shocking, isn't it? Something that I believe can definitely be prevented if we as parents take the necessary precautions at all times.

The most surprising thing as well is that it occurs most frequently at a pool or beach where one adult was supposedly watching the child but may have become distracted by a phone or conversations etc.

Drowning occurs quickly in split seconds so being aware of your child's whereabouts is often so crucial to their safety.

According to the Center of Disease Control (CDC) & National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA), formal swimming lessons are associated with an 88% reduction in the risk of drowning for children ages 1 -4.

Swimming lessons, therefore, is a great way to teach your kids how to stay safe while being around water.

So here are the benefits of formal swimming lessons for kids so that they can stay safe around any body of water.

Have you also found any tips that you could share? Please feel free to add to my list, or ask your questions or concerns in our FORUM section. I would be happy to help you!