Who doesn’t love summer time? You can take a dip in your backyard swimming pool, neighborhood swimming pool, waterpark or glorious ocean. Swimming seems to be an essential part of a happy, hot summer. But what if you don’t know how to swim? Suddenly, that summertime excitement is dwindled by anxiety and fear. There are several reasons why you should teach your children to swim early on in their lives – their safety being the top priority. According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), drowning is the fifth leading cause of unintentional injury death in the United States. Additionally, children between the ages of one and four years old have the highest drowning rates. HFS Financial is here to fill you in on the importance of teaching your child to swim.
As aforementioned, drowning is a very serious concern among small children. If your child knows how to swim, they will minimize their chance of accidentally drowning. If you teach your children how to swim, you are simultaneously educating them on the dangers of water. When your children develop a respect for the water, they will be more cautious and self-aware when playing in or around it.
Swimming gives you a full body workout. Water exercise is extremely beneficial to swimmers of all ages. If you are looking to get your child involved in more physical activity and exercise, swimming is a fun and effective way to do so.
Brain Development in Infants
Did you know that being in the water and learning to swim helps stimulate the developing brains of infants? Being immersed in water exposes babies to varying textures and temperatures. This experience expands the sensory experience and development throughout the body.
Swimming is Social
If your child learns to swim, they can enjoy all of the social aspects that go into joining your friends for a swim in the summer time. If your child doesn’t learn how to swim, their confidence and social skills could be impacted negatively as they grow older and spend time around children who do. Not to mention, swimming requires discipline and technique!
Get a New Swimming Pool and Pay Off Your Bills
February is the perfect time to start planning for your new swimming pool, spa or hot tub. Don’t delay, make 2016 the year your swimming vision becomes a reality! With a pool loan from HFS Financial, you can pay for both your bills and get your new hot tub or spa at the same time! Are you interested in learning more? Call 1-800-254-9560. If our team is busy helping another customer, leave a message and we’ll return your call promptly. Contact us today or fill out one of our simple 60-second loan applications!