Giggle 'n' Splash

BENEFITS OF BABY SWIMMING

 

Benefits for Baby:

– Swimming allows babies and toddlers to move independently long before they are able to crawl or walk. This contributes to a healthy motor development and improves the function of the skeletal muscles.

– Movement in the water facilitates the development of coordination and balance as babies learn to roll and move bilaterally in the water.

– Baby swimming may help improve eating and sleeping habits.

– Just as in adults, swimming improves the cardio-respiratory function of babies as well as their general health.

– Baby Swimming promotes independence and self-confidence as babies delight in their achievements and quickly develop social and expressive skills as they play in the water.

– As they progress babies build their water confidence and learn essential water safety skills.

Premature babies and babies with a disability benefit particularly from Baby Swimming as this may help re-capture stages of motor development that may have been missed and can complement physiotherapy and occupational therapy programmes.


 

Benefits for you too……

РBaby and Toddler Swimming classes offer gentle exercise of the kind suitable for new mothers.

– Swimming with babies is very relaxing for the adults.

– Spending time in the water and engaging in a focussed recreational activity with their babies and toddlers is a good way for the accompanying adults to unwind and relieve stress.

– Baby Swimming promotes bonding and closeness between adult and baby.

– Adults who are weak swimmers or cannot swim may increase their water confidence.