Learning to swim for anyone can not only be fun, but it could help save their life. While not everyone is always in a situation where they may fall in the water, for those rare occasions, simply knowing how to swim and keep their head above water is a useful and vital skill.
Being a homeowner with a pool means there are certain responsibilities you have to take if something were to happen. But accidents happen at the most unusual times. Falling into a pool can happen to anyone, including your child.
While many parents take their kids to swim lessons between four and six years old, did you know that babies can also learn? We are talking about near infancy. According to the Texas Swim Academy, kids can learn how to swim at six to nine months old. Babies are truly incredible!
Benefits of Teaching Your Baby to Swim
As we mentioned previously, anyone learning how to swim is beneficial. Swimming is fun, especially in the hot Texas weather, and it is a useful skill. That said, if your baby could learn to swim early, think of how relaxed you can be at pool parties and family gatherings with a body of water nearby. Parents have enough to worry about these days trying to keep their children safe.
Babies are known to learn quite quickly. It may seem a little counterintuitive for a child unable to speak yet to understand how to swim. However, with the proper instructor at the right facility, you will be amazed at what your child could be capable of.
If you instill a love for the water at an early age, that could be a fear they won’t have to worry about later in life. We all have fears and insecurities we have to face, but water does not have to be one of them for your child. Your child can take on swimming in a deep pool with no problem. As they get older, that ability to swim will only improve.
Swimming is great exercise. Parents today are always looking for ways to keep their kids active, especially in the summertime. When kids know how to swim at such an early age, it will be easier to instill staying active with such a fun activity. They can do it by themselves if they are more introverted, or they can invite their friends over.
That is all the more reason to keep your pool in good condition. You never know when you need to throw an impromptu pool party or if you just want to enjoy time with the whole family. Therefore you want to make sure your pool is in great condition.
Get in touch with JR Pool Plastering & Texas Gunite Ltd in Houston, TX. We can handle all pool repairs and renovations. Make sure your pool is ready for the next swim season. That way, your friends, family, and even babies can enjoy a cool refreshing dip.