The importance of learning to swim30 Nov
New figures have suggested that 40% of British children are unable to swim. Rebecca Adlington, the Olympic medallist has voiced her opinion that it’s up to parents to make sure their children learn this important skill. 25% of parents believe it is the responsibility of the schools and government to ensure their children learn to swim, but Adlington said “Parents forget that swimming is a life skill, and they need to take a bit of responsibility”.
And while 60% of parents admitted in the survey by Speedo that they worried about their child drowning, nearly half of those questioned didn’t believe that swimming was an important life skill! Not only is it an invaluable skill, but recent studies have shown that learning to swim at a young age can also lead to quicker growth and development in other areas such as motor skills, so there are no excuses for not getting your child in swimming lessons. Plus it’s also great fun!
We know just how important learning to swim is, and so we have lessons across all 6 of our pools. These range from tots and children’s lessons, to adult and child lessons to help with your child’s water confidence, to lessons specifically for adults, because you’re never too old to learn! Click here to find out more about the types of lessons we offer, or click here to read more about the ASA lesson structure that we follow.