Tips for Swimming with Kids
with kids doesn’t have to be difficult.
In fact there are only seven essential tips you need
in order to learning the best way to teach swimming with
kids. Consider the following tips so you can better enjoy
the time you spend in the water with your kid.
The first and most important step is to make sure children
are safe. While swimming with kids should always be an
enjoyable and fun experience you want to make sure your
children are always safe. So be vigilant when your children
are around water and make sure they know what to do in
the event of an accident. Always stay within easy reach
of your children.
Second you want to increase your child’s comfort
and confidence levels. Swimming with kids isn’t
just about teaching them the motions of swimming it is
also about increasing their comfort and confidence so
they readily want to learn now aspects to swimming.
Third is to have basic shallow water drills. This can
help your child to become more comfortable in the water.
This is also a good way to make sure your child understands
the basics of swimming such as kicking and stroking before
moving into deeper water.
Fourth, you can judge a child’s comfort level
as they move out into deeper water. When teaching a child
in deep water always remember to face the shallow end
so your children remember to direct their attention towards
the safe area should something go wrong or they become
too scared and want to return to shallow water.
Fifth, this is the difficult step of getting a child’s
face in the water. The biggest obstacle to swimming with
children is getting them to place their face in the water.
Take this process slow and only advance when the child
is ready otherwise you can create a fear of the water.
Sixth, after a child has achieved the ability to glide
or float in water start teaching them how to kick. Review
this process everyday as they advance and always say
with them closely since they can get into deep water
Lastly you can focus on teaching them the arm over arm
stroke. Have them practice with only one arm at a time.
Then teach them how to alternate by demonstrating the
practice. Once they are ready they can try it on their
own with your guidance.
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