This should be an enjoyable stage. There will be a strong focus on building their trust and confidence in their teacher. A goal will be to develope independent swimming and continuing water safety knowledge.
Preschoolers can learn a variety of important skills when they start swimming lessons, including:
Water safety: One of the most important things that preschoolers can learn in swimming lessons is how to stay safe in and around the water. They can learn to identify potential hazards, such as deep water, and how to stay safe in those situations.
Floating and kicking: Preschoolers can learn how to float which is an important foundation for swimming. They can also learn how to kick their legs, which helps them move through the water.
Breath control: Swimming involves holding your breath and exhaling underwater. Preschoolers can learn how to control their breathing while they're in the water.
Submersion: Preschoolers can learn how to hold their breath and submerge themselves in the water, which can help them feel more comfortable in the water.
Basic strokes: Some preschoolers may start to learn basic strokes, such as freestyle, backstroke and lifesaving backstroke. These strokes can help them move more efficiently through the water. They will learn safe entries into the pool, jump & returns and begin treading water. This can include the use of water aids.
Confidence and independence: Learning to swim can help preschoolers develop confidence and independence in the water, which can be an important life skill.
Overall, swimming lessons can provide preschoolers with a fun and safe introduction to the water, as well as important skills that can help them stay safe and enjoy swimming throughout their lives.
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