The white stuff is already covering the ground and Winter hasn’t even begun.
We get it- this weather makes you want to cuddle up under a blanket with a hot cup of cocoa and stay there until April. So, if the thought of taking your kids to swim lessons during Winter session might be a little daunting, we understand!
Swim lessons are usually top priority for most in the warmer months since the prospect of your kids running around pools and the ocean is more immediate. But, since Winter session is when strong Summer swimmers are made, here are a few reasons why you should be sure to continue your lessons through the snowy season, and a few to squash the “but, it’s cooollllddd” excuses.
- Consistency is key in learning to swim. Sometimes missing only 1 or 2 lessons can set back a swimmer’s progress, so imagine the detriment to a newer swimmer when missing a few months!
- Winter can bring on the blues for many of us in the northeast. The days are short, and the months feel long and cold. Stepping foot into one of our heated pool facilities will bump morale and also feel wonderful to a chilly body.
- Winter can be a hard transition for children who are usually very active and outdoors in the warmer months. Boredom can soar, and with that, screen time usually spikes as well — thus resulting in a cranky kid. Keeping your child active during the winter is important to their health, as well as their mental well being! Swimming helps to strengthen every muscle in the body, so it’s an incredibly effective exercise method.
- We know money can be tight during the holiday season. Now is the perfect time to suggest swim lessons as a holiday gift from loved ones! Ask the family to chip in for a full session (and throw in a new pair of goggles & swimsuit for a perfect gift!). We offer gift cards in any denomination.
- Colds are caused by viruses, not from being wet or cold! It’s science- we promise! If you are concerned about your child walking to the car with wet hair, pack a hair dryer, and spend a few extra minutes in the changing room after your lesson drying off.
- The most important reason to stay in swim lessons during the Winter is SAFETY. We know the grim statistic that drowning is still the leading cause of unintentional death for children ages 1-4.** The majority of those drowning happen in June, July & August. Your child will become a stronger swimmer in the Winter months, and be safer when the pools open come Summer! And, having that piece of mind as a parent is priceless!
We hope that you’ll trade in the snowsuits for swim suits at least once a week this Winter, and prepare your child for a warm swim season full of fun & safety! Winter registration is now open and the session begins the first week in January.
See you at the pool!