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3 Important Reasons to Take Swimming Lessons While Young

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This is our second summer. Our son ( age 9), the shy one, was hesitant at the beginning of this year. Having him with “old” friends and placing him with an amazing counselor again gave him the continuity and familiarity he needed. He LOVES camp and requested to be back again NEXT summer too. Our daughter ( age 7) loves camp so much she is already making plans to be a CIT, then counselor. Thanks for such a wonderful setting!

Although it’s never too late to learn how to swim, there are several worthwhile reasons to sign up for swimming lessons at a young age. According to the instructors at Camp Hillcroft in Lagrangeville, NY, youngsters won’t only learn how to stay safe in the water but also develop athletic abilities they can use throughout life. If your child doesn’t know how to swim, the Camp Hillcroft staff highlights the importance of enrolling them in swimming instruction.

3 Reasons Youngsters Should Take Swimming Lessons

Keeps Them Safe

Although spending time at a pool or lake can provide hours of entertainment, these activities can be dangerous for non-swimmers. In the United States, drowning is one of the leading causes of death in children ages 1 through 14. Knowing how to swim will keep your children safe, reducing the risk of unintentional, injury-related fatalities.  

Eliminates Fears

Often, kids are afraid of the unknown. If they aren’t exposed to swimming at an early age, they could develop a fear of the activity that haunts them later in life. Swimming lessons help kids become more comfortable in the water, eliminating their fears as they build confidence in their abilities.

Improves Health

Learning how to swim as a kid sets the groundwork for a more active, healthy lifestyle. The low-impact sport helps build endurance, strengthen muscles, and improve heart and lung function.

If your children want to learn how to swim, the instructors at Camp Hillcroft are more than qualified to teach them. The camp boasts two experienced aquatic directors and 17 certified lifeguards, so you can rest easy knowing your kids will remain safe in their care. To learn more about swimming lessons, what gear to bring to classes, and additional activities for kids in Dutchess and Putnam counties, call (845) 223-5826 to speak with a knowledgeable representative. Visit the day camp onlineto view the calendar of activities, and like them on Facebook for additional information.