It’s Cold, but Don’t Disenroll! Here’s Why
We know what youre thinking. Its wintertime; time to take the kids out of swim lessons and plop them into skiing or snowboarding. While that might be instinctive, were here to tell you otherwise and its not just because we happen to run a swim school.
As you recently read, there are many advantages to what we call perpetual swim lessons. For instance, it:
- Reduces the rate of swim skills lost due to elapsed time between seasons
- Allows your child to progress at his/her own rate, and not the pace of a swim session
- Makes scheduling a breeze
But what about that modern myth? Were not putting our kids in the water in the winter; are you crazy? Theyll catch a cold!
Actually, your child is more likely to contrive a cold from someplace like daycare or at the mall than at swim lessons. Colds originate from a virus, and in no way, shape or form are pools better conductors of viruses than other germ-clad places. The simple fact: swimming, or even being cold, will not make you more likely to catch a cold.
Of course, Midwestern winters arent what we like to call pleasant unless youre an avid winter sportsperson, of course. But there is one thing we can say: swimming, unlike other sports, is not dependent on the weather. It is a constant. Unless theres two feet of snow on the ground, Goldfish is going to be open and warm, the water at 90°, in fact. So, if youre looking for a smiling face amidst the winter gloom, well be waiting to welcome you and your kids. Think of it as a little tropical oasis to contrast the dreary days.
Moreover, swim lessons each week are a great source of exercise for your kids, who might be planning to swap outdoor activities for a spot in front of the TV. This way, you will have a regularly scheduled workout!
Do you have more reasons the kids should stay in the pool? Wed love to hear them. If you have personal experience with winter lessons, let us know!