Are you considering enrolling your child in swimming lessons? May is National Water Safety month, which is the perfect time to emphasize the importance of getting your children ready for summer swimming! Our swim lesson curriculum at the Lenny Krayzelburg Swim Academy (LKSA) stresses the importance of survivals skills to ensure your children are safe in and around water. Below is a list of the top five reasons you should enroll in swimming lessons at LKSA today:

  1. It reduces the risk of drowning. Did you know that drowning is one of the top five causes of death for people between the ages of 1-14? By enrolling in swimming lessons, you can reduce this risk by 80%.
  2. You can do it at any age. Swimming is one of those skills that stays with you for life. Just like riding a bike! Whether you are 3 months old or 75 years old, it’s never too early or too late to start! (And you can always improve on it.)
  3. It’s excellent exercise. Swimming is a low-impact, full-body resistance workout. By pushing yourself through the water, you are building up strength and improving your cardiovascular health.
  4. It encourages goal setting. Setting and achieving goals is important for everyone, and swimming can help. Our swim school uses motivational tools to make learning and achieving swimming goals fun and engaging.
  5. It improves self-confidence. Learning how to swim can boost self-confidence. There’s nothing quite like the feeling a child gets when they see their accomplishments in the pool. Watching them master a skill is very rewarding for parents, too!

Why don’t I add one more bonus reason? It’s really fun! Our kids have fun while learning to have a healthy respect for and awareness in and around the water. What are you waiting for? Contact us today for more information on how to get started!

Korrinn Lubarsky is the aquatics director at JCC Greater Boston.

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