The Benefits of Baby Swimming

Oct 4, 2023 | Blog

The benefits of introducing your child to baby swimming classes at a young age really are endless. Here are our top reasons to get your wee ones swimming as early as possible:

 

Baby Swimming improves co-ordination and balance

Research has shown that babies who swim have better balance and can grasp objects more easily than non-swimmers.

Helps the development of fine and gross motor skills

Research has shown that children who attend baby swimming classes develop improved gross motor skills and ability in speed and accuracy compared with children who do not attend baby swim classes.

Helps to develop brain function

Only in water can babies move freely and explore actions they otherwise wouldn’t be able to. This in turn aids development of crucial high brain functions.

Helps develop the heart and lungs

Swimming is the only form of cardio-vascular work out babies can do making it great for strengthening their heart and lungs, as well as other muscles in the body.

Improves eating and sleeping patterns for babies

Pool time takes a lot of energy for babies – they’re in a new environment, using their bodies in new ways, and working hard to stay warm. They are typically sleepier and hungrier after swimming.

Builds confidence for you and your little one

Swimming allows your child to grow and develop in a safe and controlled environment. It also allows new parents to meet other like-minded adults.

Provides an excellent opportunity to bond with your baby

Our classes give you some special one-to-one time with your baby to just enjoy being in each other’s company.

A great family activity

Swimming is a great way for the whole family to spend time together, having fun. Older siblings can get involved along with Mum, Dad and even Grandparents.