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Swimming benefits for children
Swimming is the only sport that can save your life
Swimming is effective in reducing anxiety
Puts less strain on joints and connective tissues that other forms of exercises
Swimming helps develop strength and coordination in children
Swimming is a sport that will bring children fitness and enjoyment for life
Swimming works practically all of the muscles in the body
Swimming is an excellent cardiovascular workout, promotes heart and lung health
Researches have documented that swimming lessons have the potential to increase intelligence and concentration abilities
Swimming encourages fun and learning and helps your child to develop confidence and positive self–image
Preventing drowning
Sadly, statistics show that ‘drowning is the sixth leading cause of unintentional death for people of all ages and the second leading cause of death for children ages 1-14’.

The best scientific evidence available has taught us that 1.2 million people around the world die by drowning every year - that is more than two persons per minute. From that more than 50 percent are children*.

About one third of children who drown do so in and around the home.

Small children have been known to drown in just a few inches of water - in buckets and ditches for example.

Young children 2 to 4 years of age have a higher risk of drowning than any other age group. Four out of every ten drownings happen within two meters of shore or the pool side. And one-quarter happen in shallow water one meter deep or less.

Drowning is scary as it is silent death that can happen very quickly.
*information provided by International Life Saving Federation

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1 in 3 children say swimming is their favourite family activity.
Children who had taken baby swimming classes have been shown to do better in gripping, reaching and balance tests than non-swimming babies.
3 million people take the plunge every week compared with 2million who play football and 1.8million who cycle.
Elephants can swim as many as 20 miles a day — they use their trunks as natural snorkels!
When you swim, you use all of your body's major muscle groups.