Swimming should really be one of the fundamental things we learn as human. Like walking saying thank you. Whether you live on a beach next to the ocean or in the middle of the country knowing how to swim can be a very important tool.
Knowing how to swim can be viewed by some as a luxury but it can be a valuable asset in life. There are water threats everywhere we look and being prepared is extremely important. Knowing how to swim can not only save your life but can also save someone else’s.
How important, really, is it to learn how to swim? Consider the following thoughts.
Your own personal safety – You may not live near any open bodies of water, but, sooner or later you will find yourself on a cruise, out fishing, on a boating trip, or simply lounging by a swimming pool. If any of the water is above your neck, then knowing how to swim can save your life. Knowing how to swim can also dispel any fear of water.
Rescuing others – When you know how to swim, you have the capability of rescuing another swimmer or boater that may be in distress. You can get them safely to shore, the edge of the pool, back to the boat or dock. If you are a parent, knowing how to swim is vital.
Pleasure – Swimming is fun. Water sports are fun. Marco-Polo is fun. With so many water activities you really don’t want to be side-lined. Knowing how to swim makes summer pool parties much more enjoyable. You may find you want to take up surfing, scuba, water skiing, or other more active water sports. Without knowing how to swim, you can’t do those.
Healthy Lifestyle – Many physicians agree that swimming is one of the best forms of exercise. It requires the use of most of your muscles while the water buoyancy makes the exercise less strenuous on your body. Exercising in the water is also a great way to stay cool while getting your workout in. It is a great cardiovascular workout, and metabolism booster. Swimming helps to relax the mind, and uplift the spirits, which in turn can lead to a healthier you.
We highly recommend looking for swimming lessons near you for your children when they are still at a young age. Young children have no fear and will take on new things with much more enthusiasm and interest than older kids. Remember that learning to swim is very important and it saves lives.