The Developmental Benefits of Starting Children Swimming at 4 Months: Why Early Lessons Make a Difference
Our recent YouTube video featuring children learning to swim as young as 4 months has generated many questions. While development rates are not a measurement, years of research show that starting baby swimming lessons early can have a significant impact on a child’s comfort and rate of progression in the water. Learn about the benefits of early swim lessons, including improved physical and cognitive skills, increased water safety, and the opportunity for parent-child bonding.
By 11 months of age, Evie has achieved exceptional breath control, making it the perfect time to focus on more complex swimming skills like down turn arounds and swim arounds. Learn the steps to perform down turn arounds safely and the importance of swim arounds in teaching directional change and breath control in the water.
At 10 months old, Evie is gaining more confidence and independence in the water. This month, the focus is on extending her breath control, floating to and from the ledge, and introducing safety turns. On land, Evie is now capable of walking along a wall, climbing up stairs, and loves to dance.