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Aug 24, 2016

How long will it take for my child to learn to swim?


How long will it take for my child to learn to swim? 

Don’t rush the process
Use holiday programs to speed up children’s learning
Enjoy family time around the water!

Category: General
Posted by: Fiona Fisher

A question we are often asked at our swim school is: How long will it take for my child to learn to swim?  Every child is different and therefore it is impossible to give an exact answer to this question. But the good news is that practice and exposure are the keys to learning. If you want your child to learn quickly they will need to visit the pool regularly.

Don’t rush the process

If you want your child to have good swimming technique that will last a lifetime don’t rush the process. Good swimming teaching is about building good swimming skills. Focusing on the basics like breath control, submersion, floating and propulsion is the key. Swimming skills must be repetitive and it is vital to develop good skill execution. Lots of repetitive swimming drills are necessary to develop good muscle memory. 

Use holiday programs to speed up children’s learning

Holiday courses are a great opportunity for fast skill progression because the children get to practice every day. Parents always notice a huge improvement in their child even in just a week. For this reason if children are frightened,  have reached a plateau in their learning, or need to master a specific stroke or water safety skill, it can provide  them that kick start. http://www.ffss.com.au/holiday-programs

Enjoy family time around the water

Exposing children to a variety of play situations in different aquatic environments is essential for their learning. Children love having dedicated play time with mum, dad or carer and the water provides a perfect and unique opportunity.