Now that summer is at its peak, father of two, Sam Wood, is encouraging all parents to enrol their kids into swimming lessons to learn this vital life skill.
Since having Willow, now one, Sam says it has opened his eyes to the importance of children learning to swim at an early age.
“Knowing that your child has the basic skills to survive in the water provides a huge amount of peace of mind. Plus, I know I’m teaching Willow a skill she’ll use for life,” says Sam.
With a pool at home and constant beach trips over the summer, Sam now has the confidence that his entire family can get the most out of their holidays.
Willow has been loving her Foundation lessons at Kingswim St Kilda East, specifically designed to teach kids the essential skills needed to be safe and have fun in and around the water.
Additionally, research by Griffith University has found that children who participate in early-years swimming achieve many milestones quicker than other kids – across physical, cognitive, social and linguistic development.
Sam says: “knowing the additional benefits Willow will reap, I’d urge all parents to get their kids into lessons”.
At Kingswim, we believe it’s never too early to start swimming. We provide lessons for babies from 12 weeks old, which not only gets babies used to the water earlier but also kickstarts their confidence and physical ability.
“I’ve always been a big believer in setting healthy habits and building kids’ confidence and ability in early childhood. Swimming could pave the way for a healthy and active lifestyle and improve their overall health and wellbeing,” Sam says.