When is the right time to start swimming lessons?

Thinking about swimming lessons? Here is what you need to know…

With the sunny weather making way for autumn it seems the right time to transfer from outdoor pools to an indoor pool, and if your little one has never had swimming lessons before, now is a really great time to start.

This time of year can often prove difficult to find activities to occupy and entertain the kids, as the weather can be so unpredictable and unforgiving. Getting your children settled into swimming lessons for the autumn season will mean that they have an activity that will be full of energy and enjoyable, but won’t involve sitting on a bench in the rain, or fighting through the masses at soft play! And as a bonus they’ll be confident and skilled when the summer months come around again, to enjoy time in the outdoor lidos or swimming pools on holiday. Just pop a swimming costume, your towel and a SwimFin into your bag and you are good to go!

We’ve all heard that starting swimming lessons earlier, especially with the popularity of baby lessons, can be beneficial in many ways, but don’t let that put you off if your children are older. Whilst lessons will undoubtedly help with fears of water, you know your child best, and if baby lessons weren’t for your child, starting as they get older is certainly no bad thing.

There’s no age you will have ‘missed out’ on starting lessons, though the younger children start is often a favourite, for learning water safety as much as how to swim, there really is no wrong time. Children are fantastic at picking up new skills and with swimming will often be having so much fun they will hardly realise they’re learning and exercising too!

Why not see if there’s a class near you that can offer a trial lesson, to see if it’s right for your family. You’ll often find that whenever you start will be the best time to start lessons.

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