My kids attend complimentary swimming lessons at the Goldfish Swim School in Mundelein
Would the kids get sick more often by taking swimming lessons in the winter?No, they don’t. That’s a total myth!
Does it take longer to get in and out of the swim school?
Yes, but there are also many advantages to taking swimming lessons in winter.
Swimming Lessons in Winter Get You Out of the House
When winter rolls around it is easy for you and your family to feel the effects of the winter blues. Is it too cold to play outside? That can make children stir crazy which in turn can turn any parent nuts. 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.
Swimming and Making Connections
Swimming is a social sport and winter swimming lessons in winter gives kids an opportunity to make new friends. Winter times spent at home doesn’t improve kids social skills. Taking swimming lessons with peers is a perfect opportunity to get out and socialize.
Swimming Lessons in Winter has Health Benefits
Swim lessons in winter help your child’s body fight infection.
Isn’t cold weather, and wet hair a terrible combination?
Colds are caused by viruses – not wet hear. However, you can catch a cold! The cold winter air can dry out your nasal passages and make it easier for viruses to get into the body. Most swim lesson facilities keep their building warm. Hot, humid air helps to minimize cold weather effect. Plus, getting exercise helps children boost their immune system and make their bodies more efficient at fighting off bugs.
Swimming Lessons in Winter are Less Busy
Due to all winter misconceptions, winter isn’t a particularly popular season. The classes tend to be smaller, and swimming facilities tend to be less crowded. You might not have to wait that long for a changing room or the hairdryer. Also, swimming lessons in winter help kids get swim ready by the time warmer weather rolls around.
My kids love swimming! However, cold winds and low temperatures were usually the signals for me to put away the swim bag until next spring. I expected kids to get sick if they continue swimming in winter.
I proved myself wrong over and over again! Since starting attending swimming lessons in winter, my middle son no longer got ear infections! He had at least two every year before. Coincidence? I think not!
Do remember that winter here in the Midwest can get tricky with ups and downs in the temperatures. Here are a few more tips to make sure your swimmers stay healthy throughout the cold season,
Tips on Taking Swimming Lessons in Winter
- While researching swim schools, ask about water temperature. At the Goldfish swim school, the water is always 90-degrees to help the kids stay warm in the cold winter months.
- Don’t go outside with cold, wet hair. Many swim schools offer hair drying stations. If your school doesn’t offer hairdryers, pack a blow dryer in a big ziplock bag and keep it handy.
- Keep yourself bundled up: zip up your winter jacket on and put on a hat.
- Change your swimsuit at the school. Many schools offer locker rooms and changing areas. Change out of your wet swimsuit on the way out to you stay warm and avoid getting sick.
- Are you worried about your kids getting sick throughout the winter months? Most of the students at the Goldfish Swim School we attend don’t get sick in the winter months.
- Many swimming schools offer great makeup policy. The Goldfish Swim School offers 12 makeups per year!
We are great fans of the Goldfish Swim School in Mundelein and can’t say enough good things about it. My three kids are happy students here and look forward to every class.