Learning To Swim Offers Much More Than Water Safety and Swim Skills
Heading to the beach or pool is a firm favourite family activity in our house. Particularly here in Brisbane with our awesome weather (well most of the time anyway).
Having been personally touched by a family member drowning when I was very young, there was never any question that when I had my own kids I would enrol them in a learn to swim program.
The great thing about starting my kids in lessons when they were young is that they of course have the skills they need to be safe and have fun in and around the water. But they have also been better prepared for life down the track.
A research report from Griffith University found children who participate in early-years swimming achieve many milestones quicker than other kids – across physical, cognitive and language development.
“Parents usually enrol their children in swimming so they will be safe around water, but there are far more benefits from learning to swim,” said Professor Robyn Jorgensen.
“Where there is a high-quality swimming school, children can learn more literacy and numeracy skills, can gain wonderful social skills and it can help in the school transition process. Learning to swim offers much more than water safety and swim skills.”
Kingswim swimming classes in Brisbane
They know all the little things they can do to help make learning the essential life skill of swimming an enjoyable and meaningful experience for parents and kids alike.
Whether it’s noticing the ‘first time flusters’ and providing some gentle assurance, helping poor Mum carry a few things, as she struggles with not being an eight-legged octopus, or knowing when a particular child needs a little extra attention, Kingswim is right there for you.
They teach tiny tots through to big kids, with programs available to babies from 12 weeks of age, right through to graduate level swimmers.
The dedicated learn to swim environment includes purpose-built learning areas such as graded pool depths and lane lengths. With warm water and pool deck temperatures, immaculate water quality, and family-friendly change rooms, all of which help to provide a comfortable experience for kids and parents.
A commitment to safety
Kingswim is committed to providing a safe learning and working environment. All of their team members are trained in CPR and have Safeguarding Children & Young People certification. Supervisors are trained in Level 2 First Aid, Emergency Response and Pool Supervision. And their recruitment processes include mandatory Police and Working With Children checks.
Learn to swim programs are Swim Australia registered and all teachers hold nationally recognised qualifications. So along with decades of experience, you can be assured that the programs are up to date, relevant and accredited.
Importance of being comfortable in the water
Kingswim Carindale Centre Manager, Marina Burley, has been teaching children to swim for over 9 years. As a mother of three she understands the importance of children being comfortable in the water from the get-go.
“The early years are the prime time to learn a life skill like swimming,” she said.
“We see day-in-day-out the improvements in ability and confidence with the kids who’ve been swimming with us since a young age.
“Whether your child is 12 months or 12 years old, like you, we’ve been there before. It’s the little things we do both in and out of the water that makes learning this essential life skill a meaningful and enjoyable experience for parents and kids alike.”
Kingswim in Queensland
Kingswim has two Brisbane swim centres – Kingswim Lutwyche is located at 461/473 Lutwyche Road, Lutwyche QLD 4030, and Kingswim Carindale is located at 803 Creek Road, Carindale QLD 4152.
They also have a swim centre on the Gold Coast in Robina. Located at 2 Santa Maria Court Varsity Lakes QLD 4227.
To learn more visit: kingswim.com.au