It has only been a week since Will, a one-year-old water baby, started taking swimming lessons. However, with guidance and motivation, he has become the youngest competitor to participate in the 24-Hour Mega Swim alongside his parents, Emma Sherry and Adam Smith in the Fitzroy Pool. The Mega Swim aims to raise money for people living with multiple sclerosis.
Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system).
His mum stated that he has been a fan of the water since he was born. “He’s only just started lessons, but he has always loved having a bath and being in the water with us,” she said. They intend to alternate holding Will as he propels his way up and down the pool. The full article can be found HERE.
This is a clear example that almost anyone can take up swimming lessons. In fact, infants as young as 6 months are capable of turning into water babies. This will provide them with a head start and gear them up for the future. Through infant classes, these water babies will learn to feel comfortable in the water and build up their confidence. Eventually, they will learn how to float without assistance. Once they are able to float, picking up swimming would be a breeze.
Many Singaporean parents are afraid of signing up their baby for swimming lessons because they fear that they might fall sick or catch a cold. The truth is that it is the exact opposite! By exposing your infant to the pool, they will be able to build up a stronger immunity system. This will enable them to be healthier and prevent them from falling sick easily in future. However, parents usually have a misconception about this. In Western countries, parents usually take their infants to the pool at a very young age to cultivate a healthy lifestyle. They also want their child to be more exposed to the environment, so that they will be more sporty once they are enrolled into schools.
Happy Fish Swim School recommends all parents to give their infants an opportunity to experience Baby Swimming Lessons. It is something that will definitely be a useful skill, preparing your child for the future.