Here at Westfield Child Center, we care about your child's well being. Children who swim regularly experience significant benefits for both their health and safety. Classroom Free Swims are provided as a part of the curriculum for children who attend the center. This is a free program for children who are currently enrolled in the center. Free swims are a chance for your child to gain comfort in the water all while improving their physical fitness and socializing with friends. Children do not learn how to swim during Free Swims. If you like to learn about our swimming lessons, click here.
THE BENEFITS OF SWIMMING
Teaching your child to swim and encouraging him to swim regularly can have significant benefits for both his health and safety. Swimming provides a more effective workout than some other activities.
According to KidsHealth.org, drowning is the second leading cause of death for people between the ages of 5 and 24. By teaching your child to swim, he will not only become a stronger swimmer, but also gain valuable experience in the water. This experience in the water. This experience greatly reduces the risk of an emergency if your child accidently falls in an unguarded pool or gets pulled into deep water by a rip current at the beach.
According to 24 Hour Fitness, swimming is an excellent cardiovascular workout that promotes heart and lung health, improves strength and flexibility, increases stamina and even improves balance and posture. In addition, swimmer is a way to prevent childhood obesity, which has been linked to juvenile diabetes, notes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Swimming also puts strain on joints and connective tissues than other forms of exercise.
Encouraging your child to swim can also improve his mental and emotional health. The natural buoyancy of the water is more relaxing than other types of exercise, notes 24 Hour Fitness. In addition, the CDC found that people tend to exercise for longer periods of time while swimming. Swimming can also improve overall mood, and help combat depression, notes the CDC.