Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Developmental Milestones Swimming Teaches Children

    Swimming is a great form of exercise that can be enjoyed throughout almost anyone's life. It teaches young children discipline and the meaning of hard work after a long solid workout. If you want your children to learn a slew of developmental milestones that will aid them throughout life, then enroll them in swimming lessons. He's a parent of recent swim-school graduates, and here are the top reasons he enrolled his children in an aquatic academy!

  1. Healthy Living
  2. Children who are active have a better chance of being active adults. You want to instill healthy, life-long habits in your kids, and exercising and staying healthy is one of the most important things you can teach them. They'll soon grow to love the time spent at the pool if they see this as a fun activity. Never force your kids to do anything. For example, you want them to see the fun aspects of working out and swimming. So, you might need to make it a game for them. They will never enjoy it if they have to wake up at 7 a.m to go to swim team practice. Unless you're determined to have an Olympic swimmer, there is no reason why they should dedicate their lives to the pool. Instead, use swimming as tool to teach them a fun form of exercise that they can enjoy throughout their lives.

  3. Determination and Focus
  4. If you want to become a good swimmer, it takes determination and focus. Kids will soon learn that they can't doggy paddle through the pool if they want to get better. Thus, they need to quickly learn strokes, kicks, and dives if they wish to improve. Practice will only make them better swimmers, and it will teach them how to approach ideas with focus.

  5. Dedication
  6. One needs dedication to stick to a routine. Swimming will help your kids realize how important it is to dedicate time and energy to working out and swimming in general. If they constantly give up, then they'll never get anywhere. Swimming will teach them that it is not always a bad thing to go to the pool several times a week. You want your kids to learn how great it is to throw yourself into a passion. If they do not love swimming, then do not force them. However, dedication to any particulate aspect in life, like swimming, will help them form goals and stick to them in the future.

  7. Reaching Goals
  8. You should have your children set some goals with their swimming. This can mean anything from winning the summer meet, or doing fifty meters of a perfect back stroke. This will help them combine all of the aforementioned skills into one final package. A goal will give practice for larger goals in life, such as applying to college. Plus, it will show them hard hard work and dedication pay off once they accomplish it. Who knows, maybe your child will be a collegiate swimmer someday?? More information on planning for college, especially in terms of child development and psychology, can be found at http://www.thebestcolleges.org.

    Joseph Rodriguez writes about all things related to child development and education.
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   Richard

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