Toddler Swimming Lessons
Toddler swimming lessons focus on a safe and enjoyable introduction to water familiarisation while building further on water confidence. Toddlers can confidently submerge, and swim a short distance while holding their breath. Through time, they can be taught to rollover on to their backs to catch a breath of air and rest during a back float, or they can swim and come up for air, popping their head up momentarily before putting it back in the water to continue their swim. Their propulsion comes from leg kicking movements, and a simple underwater arm paddling action that Is effective for their body type at this young age.
Toddler swimming lessons is one of the most popular sport amongst the new age parents. Many firmly believes in the importance of early childhood development through sports. It is also a good way for toddlers to enjoy being in the water and learn the importance of water safety.
Given that the average toddler’s attention span is relatively shorter, lessons are structured to be 30 minutes. This is to keep them emgaged throughout the lesson. Parents are also required to be in the water to provide assurnace for the child when they are attending lessons. This also helps the child to be more focused in class when a familar person is around. With a vibrant and interesting curriculum, toddlers will definitely find it a great learning experience and produce visible positive results ranging from foundational skills and coordinating movements.
Swimming is considered a low-impact sport, where the body is 90 percent buoyant when immerse in the water. This means that swimmers generally do not hit the ground with the weight you carry on land. Therefore, with the reduced stress on your body with the assistance of water buoyancy, swimming is certainly the ideal sport for toddlers that are still in tender age with growing and delicate body systems.
In addition, swimming can be a team activity during swimming lessons, which can be a great way for toddlers to build up their confidence and their social skills while enjoying their time with other swimmers of their age. It is also a great activity to introduce to your little ones to help kick start a healthy and active lifestyle from a young age.
Through lesson engagement, toddlers will learn how to handle themselves in the water with quick and short water submersions with the right breathing control so that they can be much more at ease within the waters.
Benefits Of Toddler Swimming Lessons
Research studies conducted by independent institutes indicate toddlers who learn swimming early reaches their developmental milestones much earlier. It is also easier to overcome aquaphobia when they start swimming at a young age.
Swimming is an an activity that stimulates all senses. In a high energy and fun learning environment, toddlers get to exercise their physical, mental, and cognitive skills.
Laying Down Good Foundation
Like mastering a skill, it’s all about laying down good foundation from the start. As toddlers progress along their swimming journey, milestone phases such as swimming progression-transition helps to integrate structured learning into their early pre-school education.
Swimming is lifelong skill that can never be taken away. It can essentially be the fundamental building block for your child’s future development in sports or outdoor recreational activities.
Difference Between Group & Private Swim Classes
Private Swimming Lessons
Private swimming lessons on the other hand, can be conducted in both a public pool or a private condominium pool. So long as the coach holds a current usage permit license issued by Sport Singapore that allows him/her to conduct lessons in a public swimming complex.
Group Swimming Lessons
Group swimming lessons are mostly conducted in public swimming pools as anyone is allowed to use the facility when they purchase an entry ticket. Unlike swimming lessons in a private residential condominium, where the pool is permitted for residents use only. Thus its more challenging to form big group classes in a condominium.
Fees & Rate
The key difference between private and group swim classes is that private classes provide more focused attention and aids in solving specific learning challenges faced by the learners quickly. While group classes on the other hand promotes social interaction and competitive mindset amongst peers during learning.