Going swimming is usually not on people’s minds during the middle of winter. Wet hair and the snowy weather usually isn’t a fun mix. However, taking swim lessons in the winter is a fabulous idea! There are so many advantages that you may have never considered and we are happy to share them with you:
Here is our list why taking swim lessons in the winter are a great idea:
Help! I am trapped!
It gets your kids outside of the house. When winter rolls around it is easy for you and your family to feel the effects of the winter blues. Being trapped inside because it is too cold to play outside can make your children stir crazy which in turn can turn any parent a little crazy. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is pretty prevalent in the winter. Getting the kids out of the house to take swim lessons is a great way for them to burn off some energy.
Be My Friend
It gives them an opportunity to make new friends. Being trapped inside certainly, doesn’t help with their social skills and taking a swim class with peers their age is a perfect opportunity to get out and socialize. Who knows? They may make a new friend for life!
Swim lessons help your child’s body fight infection. This may be hard to believe especially when it’s so cold outside, and wet hair from swimming make for a terrible combination. But you don’t catch colds from this because colds are caused by viruses. The cold winter air can dry out your child’s nasal passages, making it a lot easier for viruses to make their way in your little one’s body, making them sick. Because most swim lesson facilities keep their building very warm and with more humid air, this helps prevent that. And on top of that, getting exercise will help boost their immune system, making their bodies more efficient at fighting off bugs.
It’s less busy. Another great reason to do swim lessons in the winter is that this isn’t a particularly popular season to do them, classes tend to be smaller, and there swim facilities tend to be less crowded. You don’t have to wait that long for a changing room or the hair dryer. Not only that but doing swim lessons now will get them swim ready by the time warmer weather rolls around. There is no need to worry if they are going to remember their swim skills from last year or for little babies, trying to re-introduce them to the water again.
We are great fans of the Goldfish Swim School in Mundelein and can’t say enough about it – all three of my kids 9-year-old, 7-year-old, and almost 2-year-old are happy students and look forward to every class.