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List: Posted: 08/09/11
You may think that getting a swimming lesson or two for your young child is not necessary until they are older, especially if you do not live near water or own a swimming pool. However, there are many occasions when swimming lessons can actually save your child’s life.
If you do not own a swimming pool, it still doesn't mean your child will never be around one. They may visit a friend or a neighbor who has a pool, and it's likely they'll eventually attend a swimming pool party. In these events, your child will need to know the basics of swimming, or they could find themselves in trouble were they to fall into the water and have to attempt to swim on their own.
Basic swimming lessons include various techniques of swimming and staying alive in the water, such as how to hold their breath under water, and how to tread water without exhausting your energy. In the event that your child finds themselves in the water without rescue nearby, these techniques could easily keep them alive. It will also make them more confident when around water and soothe any fear they may have.
For Those on a Budget
Swimming lessons may seem expensive, but there are plenty of options for finding affordable classes. Community parks offer a variety of lessons, and even personal lessons have many discounted rates. Check out your local community center or sports center to find lessons near you.
Investing a small amount of time and money is worth the invaluable knowledge your child needs to know in order to confidently be able to swim and get out of dangerous situations in the water.
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