The Kinder Swimmer Mission: To instill a love and respect for the water through experienced instruction. Daytime classes available for homeschool families!
The reasons your child should learn how to swim are many/varied.
The most important reason is that knowing how to swim can literally save your child’s life.
Yes – swimming is an essential life-saving skill.
Other reasons include:
- It’s fun!
- Swimming provides loads of health benefits. Swimming keeps your child’s heart and lungs healthy, improves strength and flexibility, increases stamina – swimming even improves balance and posture! Who knew!?!
- Swimming is an incredible workout. Swimming involves moving multiple muscle groups in a high-intensity, cardio workout. And all four strokes involve working different muscle groups. (At our house, we even modify/make up strokes to work the different muscle groups).
- Another great thing about swimming is that children of any age or ability can take part. Swimming is more accessible for children with additional needs than just about any other sport.
- And because swimming is low impact – it’s ideal for oldsters as well. My Mom is in her mid-sixties and hates to exercise (she says she doesn’t like to sweat) – but she’ll swim laps and do pool exercises for HOURS at a time.
- Swimming is a life-long sport.
- Because of indoor pools, you can swim year round. Even with snow outside. So, it’s a great winter sport when running, rollerblading, etc. aren’t possible.
- Learning to swim also opens the door to a range of other activities including all types of boating (we love to kayak); scuba diving; surfing, water skiing, wake boarding, etc. (my kids just took up wake boarding this year); and triathlons (one of my daughters is a runner – and a great swimmer – so I see triathlons in her future).
- Advantages of belonging to a swim team include learning about personal goals (wanting and striving to beat one’s own record); dedication and hard work; teamwork; and more.
Daytime classes available for homeschool families.
Kinderswimmer.com Product Review – So, how can Kinder Swimmer help your child learn how to swim? And why do I like Kinder Swim?
Kinder Swimmer can:
- Help children and adults overcome any fears they may have of the water. Look at this little guy – he’s certainly not afraid! 🙂
- Offer personalized instruction (no more than 4 children are in a regular swim class). That’s a really nice teacher : student ratio.
- Their students learn up to three times faster, when compared to kids in other community swim lessons. This is because of the small class size, and because Kinder Swimmer uses a float belt method of teaching (which helps kids swim on their own).
- Kinder Swimmer focuses on safety strokes first – crawl, back, and elementary backstroke and on recovery jumping.
- Kinder Swimmer lessons are repetitious, which helps kids get the basics down.
- Once kids get the basic, safety strokes down, they can learn more advanced strokes – including sidestroke, butterfly, and breaststroke. Speed turns, surface dives etc. are also taught.
- Kids advance when ready, but Kinder Swimmer doesn’t use leveled classes. This means kids don’t feel bad if they’re in a lower level compared to their peers.
- Kinder Swimmer offers flexible schedules.
- Plus, Kinder Swimmer offers additional services beyond swim lessons.
- They have nice warm pools (92 degrees) in Renton and Spanaway, Washington.
- The company was started by two moms – about 21 years ago. I don’t know about you, but I like giving my business to female-run businesses whenever possible.
- In the last 20+ years, the company has watched their students progress from toddlers to proficient swimmers, to Special Olympics athletes, and to members of water polo and swim teams. In fact, their students have become swim teachers, and parents, and many parents are now enrolling their own children in Kinder Swimmer classes.
On a personal note
I LOVE swimming. I’ve actually thanked my mom for giving me swimming (That doesn’t quite sound right – but you know what I mean). 🙂 A pool is my happy place. So is the middle of a clean lake. I daydream when I swim, I make plans, I think things through – I pray. I can’t imagine not being able to swim. I’m so glad I have this life-saving skill – that I enjoy it – and that I can enjoy it into my eighties and beyond. Because I will be swimming when I’m 80! I know that.
I encourage you to give swimming to your children. 🙂
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