The benefits of infant swimming

The benefits and advantages of swimming for children and babies

Suitable for people of all ages, swimming is one of the most complete sports activities. With this sport we work and exercise muscles, motor coordination and the circulatory and respiratory system. It also contributes to the development of the child’s independence and self-confidence.

For babies, the benefits are many. Swimming improves your cardiorespiratory capabilities, favors your postural alignment and benefits your muscle coordination, developing your sensory and psychomotor abilities.

Swimming and physical development of children

  • Improves coordination, balance and knowledge of space.
  • Beneficial for cardiovascular condition, improve the baby’s resistance.
  • Increase strength thanks to muscular exercises, favoring an early development of psychomotor skills such as crawling or walking.
  • The soft exercises, combined with the water at a comfortable temperature, relax the baby and stimulate his appetite, getting him to eat and sleep better. Consequently, it will improve your character and your behavior.
  • It increases the capacity of your respiratory system and the adequate regulation of your blood circulation.

Infant swimming and psychological development

  • The baby feels more secure and enjoys learning to swim when he feels that his parents have their attention focused on him.
  • Increases the baby’s feeling of independence and self-confidence. Even if he does not walk yet, the baby can move in the water on his own, and that may encourage the awakening of his intelligence.
  • The baby learns to swim in a fun and healthy way. And knowing how to swim is also a safety measure. Do not forget that there is a large percentage of accidents due to drowning of children.
  • Stimulates self-confidence and therefore improves communication with others.

Children’s swimming and social development

  • Help the baby to start socialization without traumas.
  • Wide the horizon of shared games.
  • Activate the fun and the spirit of play.
  • Consolidate the bonds of affection with their relatives.
  • Introduces self-care behaviors, making them extremely necessary habits.
  • The cohabitation will help them to relate better and share activities with other people.
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