Swimming Lessons & Young Children: The 4- To 6-Year-Old Set – Wallen Swim School in Roseville and El Dorado Hills
Between the ages of four and six, your little one really comes into their own. Just as in those first few years of life, this age group sees tremendous growth: emotionally, intellectually, and physically. Incredibly curious, personalities shining through, and opinions and questions of their own; a perfect time to learn to swim. Swimming lessons at this age are critical as they venture out into the world more independently and often under other children and adults’ influences. Children often know what dangers are present in their world at this age, but they often lack the decision-making ability to keep themselves safe. Water is of particular concern, as it is both a place of fun, fitness and adventure and a place of profound danger. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that drowning is the fifth leading cause of unintentional injury death and that one in five drowning victims are children under the age of 14. Learning to be safe in and around the water and learning to swim is a critical life skill. Also, learning to swim provides your young children with physical exercise and an opportunity to interact with their community.
Now’s the Time to Teach Your Child How To Swim
If your little ones haven’t already begun to learn to swim, now is definitely the time to start. In fact, HealthChildren.Org states that “swim lessons for children ages four and up are a must for most families.” Also, they recommend that swim lessons include water safety skills, so Steve Wallen Swim School is a perfect choice for your family. In addition to learning swim skills that will enable them to participate in various aquatic activities, your children will also learn valuable water safety skills and information.
Small Class Size Built For Swimmer’s Success
Many learn to swim programs are based on a level system, with the need for all of the specific skills in that level to be mastered before moving on to the next level. This can be especially challenging for the four- to six-year-old who is just beginning to learn to swim. They may be grouped with much younger children who have skills stronger than their own. Or, they may be grouped with children that are older or much taller. Seeing themselves as not “fitting in” with other children in their class may be a challenge for their success. Besides, children at this age can vary widely in height and endurance; a learning environment must be comfortable and inspiring for success. This is why at Steve Wallen Swim School, our students are set up for success with small class sizes (a maximum of three students!) and the recognition that they are always learning, always progressing, and success is built on success. A small class means that your child receives more individualized instruction, and their unique abilities and needs are better met. Our ribbon awards provide motivation and recognition without holding your child back because they need more time on a particular skill. In addition to our smaller class sizes, we also welcome siblings into one class, still with the individualized attention each child deserves. What a time saver for your schedule! Your child’s safety and success are our primary goals, so contact us today to explore our many exciting programs!