Longer days full of sunshine mean it’s time to head to the water! Help make the most of this time for your kids by enrolling them in swim lessons at Goldfish Swim School. They already know how to swim, you say? They learned while they’re playing at grandpa’s pool? Well, your little ones may be acquiring skills, but learning how to swim correctly has several benefits that may not be fully realized when they are splashing around in the pool.

Read on for the 3 Key Benefits of Learning How to Swim Correctly (instead of just playing in the pool all summer), and be sure to check out these 5 Reasons to Keep Kids Enrolled in Summer Swim Lessons:

1. Breath Control

One of the most beneficial – and sometimes overlooked – benefits of learning how to swim correctly is learning proper breath control. You may take it for granted that the kids have good breath control, because they can hold their breath and go underwater, right? But what happens when it comes time to swim further than expected?

At Goldfish Swim School, kids learn the best way to build up the length of time they are able to hold their breath – and the proper way to come up for air. That means there’s no panicking when they “run out” of breath! Plus, with the constant repetition in swim lessons, there’s a smaller chance of “swallowing some fish” (our fun way of getting the kids to laugh and not worry when they happen to swallow some water!).

2. Water Safety

Let’s face it: kids don’t always take what parents say to heart – at least not without rolling their eyes (or mumbling under their breath). For instance, “No running around the pool!” may just seem like you’re nagging or don’t want them to have any fun.

But at Goldfish Swim School, the instructors use integrity, compassion and trust to instill in the kids the right water safety precautions – not because Mom and Dad are out to be spoilsports, but because water safety awareness allows for safe fun in the water. (That’s why Goldfish Swim School focuses on water safety during each and every lesson, with an even bigger emphasis on it during Water Safety Awareness Week.)

It’s all a part of teaching your little swimmers the things they should know how to do in the water –  including being safe. Always.

3. Proper Swim Strokes

You can swim…because you know the doggy paddle at least, right? Well, that may be enough to keep you from being sidelined when everyone else is in the pool – but really, your kids will greatly benefit from learning the actual swim strokes. Why? They’ll get less tired, they’ll be able to swim more effectively, and they’ll have more fun, too! Think about it: Mom, Dad, young Tommy and little Jane can have races across the pool – but only if everyone knows the correct strokes! Sure, you all may be able to make it to the other side, but using the proper moves ensures that you’re all getting there without struggling – while exercising so many muscles while you’re swimming!

At Goldfish Swim School, kids learn how to swim with several different strokes. That means if they should happen to tire out swimming one way, they can switch up their moves and start swimming using a different stroke! And how proud will you be as your child shows off those awesome skills?!

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These 3 Key Benefits of Learning How to Swim Correctly (instead of just playing in the pool all summer) are just part of the reason you and your kids will celebrate the extraordinary results they’ll see when taking swim lessons at Goldfish Swim School. Find a location near you (we’ve got a bunch of new ones open now and coming soon!) and sign up for a GOLDEN experience today!