Indoor Pools Can Pay Long-Term Dividends
16 Dec Indoor Pools Can Pay Long-Term Dividends
What Are the Benefits of an Indoor Pool in Schools?
Not all public education facilities have swimming pools, but according to this post from Livestrong, they probably should. Swimming provides a legion of benefits to the developing mind that are often overlooked. Additionally, swimming helps reach exercise goals, and helps teach a life skill that is truly invaluable.
Here is an excerpt from the post:
An indoor pool opens the door for sports opportunities that can be enjoyed throughout the year, without worrying about adverse weather conditions, such as snow, high winds or lightning. Whether a beginner or an experienced swimmer, an indoor pool allows every student to enjoy aquatic activities during physical education class. In addition to regular physical education classes, students can enjoy extracurricular activities, such as competitive swimming and water polo.
Your child may be naturally drawn to water — but it can also be a dangerous and life threatening experience if she is not trained in water safety. Learning the basic fundamentals of swimming during PE class or in an after-school program assures you that she is engaging in a safe aquatic experience. Once she learns to float, the instructor can move on to breathing lessons and how to hold her breath properly underwater. These are the starting points for learning the basics of how to paddle, swim and participate in aquatic activities. Not only will proper aquatic training teach your child how to swim — training and water safety helps save lives.
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