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What is Family Swim?

Are you still deciding whether to enroll your kids in swimming lessons? If you’re on the fence, look for a program that has opportunities to swim together as a  family. Not only is it an excellent opportunity to bond, but it’s also a chance to reinforce water safety awareness and survival skills that’ll benefit your child in the future.

Children learn efficiently in a group setting, especially with familiar faces like their parents and siblings. Family Swim can also benefit other family members, not just children. Family Swim provides a screen-free opportunity to play and learn as a family with undivided attention on your child.

The progress you achieve together provides a sense of fulfillment, which makes Family Swim a truly memorable experience.

What is family swim?

A typical Family Swim session is done in a safe and familiar atmosphere with your loved ones. This provides an open-swim approach for families, giving them freedom in the pool to choose whether to play games and have fun, or work on a particular swim skill or stroke. At Bear Paddle, Family Swim is free and available to enrolled families only. To ensure water safety, parents or guardians must supervise and accompany children in the water at all times. 

Benefits of Family Swimming Lessons

There are multiple physical and mental health benefits that you can get from swimming. Read on to find out the significant benefits of family swimming lessons.

Bond with Your Loved Ones

If your family’s got a busy schedule, it can be hard to find an activity for the whole family to enjoy. And with the cooler months approaching, it can be even harder to find a physical activity for your kiddos to burn extra energy.

Our 90-degree pool allows families to have a warm and fun place to go for play. You’ll be able to provide them with a great way to expend their energy, all while maximizing quality time with your loved ones by attending Family Swim. 

Monitor Your Kid’s Growth and Development

Enrolling in parent and child swim lessons gives you a close look at your child’s progress. You can keep track of your kid’s physical and intellectual development in swimming and other vital aspects like problem-solving, critical thinking, communication, and visual-motor skills. 

Family Swim is an added-value opportunity for you to see the progress your child is making in action. Your encouragement and validation in their swimming accomplishments helps boost morale and encourage them to pursue new goals in their adolescent years.

Enhance Your Child’s Social Skills

In a world where screens tend to dominate, kids are looking for ways to play with their parents more than ever. During their formative years, it’s best to interact and establish strong bonds with them. Family Swim provides undivided attention, and exposes them to a social environment with other families. This allows them the opportunity to build essential social and communication skills they need throughout their lives.

Parents can introduce their child to an interactive and nurturing swimming environment as early as six months old through Family Swim. It’s here where they’ll also be surrounded by their family in a familiar atmosphere, giving them the courage to try new things and meet new people. Not only does Family Swim boost their social skills, but it also improves their confidence and self-esteem by building a better bond with you.

Develop Awareness for Water Safety

Learning how to swim teaches infants and young children essential water safety skills that will benefit them in the future. Attending Family Swim can engage parents by having them help their children understand the survival skills they are learning in weekly group swim lessons. 

This will help ease your worries the next time you’ll throw a pool party or spend a vacation on the beach. Having a supervising adult who knows how to swim will keep your child safe near the water, and your kid will also be able to protect themselves in these situations.

Keep Your Family Fit and Healthy 

Swimming is a fun way to stay active as a family. Unlike other physical activities such as running and jogging, swimming has less physical impact on your body, making it a great activity for families with all athletic abilities. 

You can burn calories while keeping your lungs and heart strong, producing better cardiovascular endurance and strengthening your muscles. Once you’ve learned how to swim, you can also participate in other water activities that are beneficial to your health, like aqua aerobics and hydrotherapy.

Reduce Stress and Unwind During the Weekends

Family swim lessons are great for reducing stress and anxiety. Weekdays can get busy for adults and children as you juggle work, school, and other sports. Family Swim provides a great weekend activity to do as a family.

Swimming releases endorphins, also known as feel-good hormones, which can improve and stabilize your mood. It also reduces cortisol or stress hormones to help you relax and sleep better at night. More importantly, nothing beats the joy of spending time with your loved ones.

Spend Quality Time With Your Family at Bear Paddle

Create fun and meaningful moments with your children and loved ones when you reserve a one-hour family swim slot at Bear Paddle today. Aside from helping you gain water safety awareness, our family swimming lessons can enhance your overall health and well-being. 

Family Swim is also a convenient way to relax and destress without paying too much. Check out our website to learn more about our swim packages for infants, toddlers, and families.

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