Why Do My Children Need Swim Lessons?

August 30, 2019

Why Do My Children Need Swim Lessons?

With all the physical and emotional perks of swimming, it is important to be aware that the water can be dangerous to those that do not have the proper skills. However, you should not let the threat of drowning keep you and your family from joining in on the fun!

Swimming lessons can have many positive mental and physical effects, including:

  1. Health Benefits
  2. Self-Confidence&SocialSkills
  3. “Brain Boost”
  4. Fun!
  5. Increased safety

Health Benefits

Swimming is an excellent full-body exercise. It builds strength and tones muscles, provides a great cardio workout, and can even improve balance and coordination. It is also very relaxing, which can be beneficial to one’s mental health. Swimming has also been shown to be a great option for those who require a low-impact exercise solution.

Self-Confidence & Social Skills

Swimming lessons are the perfect environment for kids to learn how to take turns, work within a group, and follow directions. These are essential skills for preschool, kindergarten, and beyond. Your child will always be in good company during their swim lessons and many make great friends along the way.

“Brain Boost”

Studies have shown that children who take formal swimming lessons reach major developmental milestones earlier than children who do not. This is a great opportunity for any parents that wish to nurture positive growth in their young child, as we start lessons for children as young as three months old!


Time spent after school, or during extended vacations like winter and summer break, can sometimes lead to bored and cranky children. Filling your child’s time with a physical activity that is mentally stimulating is sure to expend some of that pent-up energy. Plus, your child will not only be enjoying themselves, but they will also be learning life-saving water survival skills!

Increased Safety

Not knowing how to swim is a huge risk for anyone, but especially for children. A child’s inability to swim could lead to serious injury by drowning. In fact, drowning is the leading cause of unintentional injury-related death among children ages 1 to 4. Our mission at British Swim School Richmond is to prevent drowning deaths in our community by teaching children and their families the skills they need to stay safe.

British Swim School Richmond trains confident and happy swimmers that are equipped with the skills to save their lives when they need them.

Give us a call today at (804) 441 - 8551 to sign up for lessons. You can also find us on Facebook @BSSRichmond, or visit our website at . See you at the pool!


Since 1981, British Swim School has offered premium water-survival and learn-to-swim lessons, teaching everyone from 3-month-old babies to adults. We believe it is never too late or too early to learn how to swim.