Living in southern Louisiana we are surrounded by water and so much of our summer fun in New Orleans  happens in and around water. Swim lessons for children in the New Orleans area are a MUST.  Here are five reasons your child should take swim lessons sponsored by the YMCA of Greater New Orleans.

Water Safety 

This is the number one reason children should take swim lessons. Since we are surrounded by water locally, it’s a necessity that they learn how to swim. While learning to swim helps keep children safe around water it isn’t a replacement for a parent’s watchful eye. Make sure you know what drowning looks like and know about shallow water blackout and secondary drowning. 

Swimming Is A Great Exercise

Swimming is great way to exercise! It builds muscle strength with out putting pressure on any of your joints, unlike other physical activities such as running. Swimming also is a whole body workout meaning you train every single muscle in your body while swimming.

Swimming Builds Confidence

Swimming builds confidence! The confidence that is gained  during swim lessons will definitely overflow into other activities in your child’s life.

Swimming Is A Sport

Swimming can be a team and individual sport. It’s a great sport for kids who many not like to run or like contract sports like football.

Swimming Can Lead To Future Opportunities

Not only is swimming a life saving skill, an exercise and a sport. It can also lead to other opportunities. One of those is becoming a lifeguard when your child becomes a teen. And the confidence they build from learning to swim will help them in life.

Why did you sign up your child for swim lessons? 

About Swim Lesson at the YMCA of Greater New Orleans

The YMCA offers a wide range of swimming options to improve swimming skills, build confidence in the water, and teach personal safety. The Y is credited for being first to develop a group swim instruction program in 1906. We have come a long way since that first group lesson, and we’re excited to present the latest upgrades to you. Students will learn water safety skills and build stroke technique, developing skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being, and foster a lifetime of physical activity. All lessons are conducted under the supervision of certified life guards and taught by nationally certified swim instructors trained in CPR, AED, First Aid and Oxygen Administration. Our new swim curriculum is based on extensive research, and is focused on the mastery of skills in a way that provides personalized attention and lets students set the pace. Our approach differs because it uses skill-based instruction, emphasizes safety, elevates character, and engages families.


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