5 Ways Swimming Helps Your Child Become a Superhero

As a parent, you want your child to become the best version of themselves. And kids just want to be superheroes.

There is, however, a compromise.

By taking your child to swim lessons, you not only help them learn a valuable life-long skill, but they get to do all kinds of amazing things in the pool – sort of like a superhero. It’s a win-win, right? Right.

Read on for ways your child can become a superhero by learning to swim:

Bravery

Sometimes kids are nervous about tackling this new task – which is totally understandable, and why our instructors at Goldfish Swim School use integrity, compassion and trust to help ease those fears. (And we’ve got tips for parents if your child cries at her first swimming lesson)

But the willingness of kids to face those fears is what being a superhero is all about! It takes courage to try something new, and to dive right in despite the uncertainty ahead is brave – exactly what a superhero does. And the reward is seeing those extraordinary results from learning to swim at Goldfish Swim School!

Confidence

Knowing how to swim gives kids a certain confidence – not only when they are around water, but life in general. Being around water means kids won’t be afraid, especially since our instructors are superheroes themselves, teaching kids how to be safer in and around the water during each and every swim lesson at Goldfish Swim School.

One of the biggest things that diminishes self-confidence is not knowing how to do something. There’s that constant nagging self-doubt that seems to grow bigger as the years pass by. By learning to swim, kids gain superhero-like powers that make them feel like they can accomplish anything!

Determination

A true superhero faces many challenges and obstacles set to deter her, but she never gives up. Superheroes possess quiet determination to finish the task at hand no matter how daunting.

Learning to swim is kind of like that. Sometimes there are bumps along the way, but taking swimming lessons at Goldfish Swim School helps give kids motivation to keep fighting through (even when that means crying at a swim lesson or two – but turning that into sheer joy!) That’s what we celebrate most!

Commitment

Superheroes have a basic need to fulfill their responsibilities, whether that’s saving a city or following through with commitments. When your child is enrolled in swimming lessons at Goldfish Swim School, he is making a commitment to show up each week. That responsibility continues throughout the year, because perpetual swim lessons are best!

Part of the commitment to attending swim lessons is waiting patiently and taking turns, making every week a GOLDEN experience.

Strength

Superheroes are strong – mentally and physically. One of the benefits of knowing how to swim for kids  is certainly physical strength. Learning new skills and practicing swim strokes each week builds muscles and makes kids (and adults!) stronger in every muscle group…arms, legs, and torso!

But swimming also provides mental strength, in conquering fears, increasing determination, solidifying commitment and more. That inner strength can be underestimated, but is vital in pushing forward and building up that physical strength as well.

Bring your superhero to Goldfish Swim School!

Stop by a Goldfish Swim School near you and sign up for swimming lessons to bring out your child’s inner superhero! Babies as young as 4 months old can start swimming – and you’ll see why our WOW! customer service and other benefits make Goldfish Swim School a fin above the rest.