Swimming aids to use on holiday that won’t ruin all the progress made in swim lessons
In our swim lessons, we work on:
- Achieving a horizontal body position (legs up)
- The children to experience their own balance and buoyancy in the water
- Rolling on to their back to rest and breathe when needed.
When on holiday, parents want to use buoyancy aids for their child to be safe around the water. In an ideal world it is best to swim with your child so they do not need buoyancy aids but here are some aids to consider:
Arm bands – encourage the child to be upright which encourages a cycle kick action and face to be out of the water. Limits arm movements. Can be removed easily. Avoid! The best version is arm bands with a body belt (the one pictured is from Decathlon). They keep them a little more horizontal in the water
- It makes them safer – just like learning to cross the road safely, learning how to swim is something which could, one day, save your life. There is no other sport which is so important to do – that’s why it is compulsory for every primary school child in the UK to learn to swim.
- It helps them develop social skills – attending swimming lessons is a great chance to meet new people and make friends outside of school (or work!), especially people you wouldn’t usually mix with. It also helps to add structure to an evening or weekend, and I find it to be a great distraction from the worries of everyday life. I have a whole group of friends from swimming which I wouldn’t have met otherwise. Swimming also allows children to achieve things in a different discipline, for example: […]
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