Your baby may not be able to walk but he or she can certainly start to learn swimming skills. At Hudson Valley Swim, our trained instructors use various techniques that we have honed over time to teach kids as young as4- to 5-months and older, swim skills that will stay with them for life. You’ll find some additional benefits to jumping into lessons now, like these Reasons to Start your Baby Swimming Before the Age of 1.
Baby Swimming Lessons
Swimming lessons can start as early as six months.
Start Your Baby Swimming Before the Age of 1
1. Born to Swim
You may be surprised at how naturally babies take to water. After all, they were little swimmers before you even met them. It is only fitting that you immerse them in water to keep them used to it. The sooner you introduce your baby to the water, the easier it is for them to enjoy and celebrate the environment.
2. Prevent the Fear
Once your child gets a little bit older, toddlers often enter phases where fear of many things becomes more prevalent. By having swimming as a natural environment early on, they will not have any new feelings to become adjusted to, when they start learning to swim.
3. Tubby Time
Maybe you’ve heard about the parents who struggle with bath time, or maybe you hate when your little one becomes agitated with water being poured over his or her head. Want an easy fix? Sign up your baby for swimming lessons! At Hudson Valley Swim, swim lessons teach babies that being in the water is fun and that translates to having a great experience in all water, including in the tub.
4. Beach Fun
Just because your little one isn’t walking doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the water when you’re at the beach. Sure, you’ll have to make sure your baby is properly protected from the sun. Because you’ve had your little swimmer in swimming lessons, you won’t have to worry that he or she doesn’t know what to do in the water and you can enjoy the splashing and feel of the refreshing water.
5. Pool Play
It can be a funny sensation for a baby to have their legs dangling in the pool with nothing to stand on, or just being wet in a pool if they haven’t been introduced to it previously. When your baby is in swim lessons and looks forward to playing in the water, you also get to enjoy the water. Babies who aren’t even one yet can learn how to go under water.