Swim­ming all year round

Central Leader - - NEWS -

SwimMagic teach­ers be­lieve there is no bet­ter time to learn to swim than dur­ing the win­ter months.

Learn­ing to swim dur­ing sum­mer is great, how­ever just when your child is at their best, the weather turns cold and it is six months be­fore they are at the beach en­joy­ing the great skills they have picked up and have hope­fully re­tained.

In con­trast a child who par­tic­i­pates in lessons dur­ing win­ter can look for­ward to a sum­mer at the beach and at the pool en­joy­ing the wa­ter in­stead of spend­ing it learn­ing how.

Just like any ac­tiv­ity chil­dren par­tic­i­pate in, if six months was taken off, it would take sig­nif­i­cant time and en­ergy to get back to the point they were at. Un­for­tu­nately with wa­ter, this down time could prove danger­ous. There are nu­mer­ous de­vel­op­men­tal, so­cial, phys­i­cal, and emo­tional ben­e­fits to par­tic­i­pat­ing in aquatic ac­tiv­i­ties and swim­ming lessons year round.

SwimMagic is New Zealand’s lead­ing Swim­ming ed­u­ca­tion provider pro­vid­ing to over 11000 chil­dren weekly in pro­grammes for all ages and abil­i­ties. Pro­grammes are of­fered seven days a week, with times and days avail­able to suit busy life­styles.

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