Five Reasons Swimming Lessons will Change Your Child’s Life (For the Better)

Learning to swim is a valuable life skill that could potentially save your child’s life. Learning to swim will also build resilience in your child and help them succeed in life! There are many ways that swimming builds resilience. We’ve listed a few of our favorites below:

1. Facing and overcoming fear:

Learning to swim often involves overcoming the fear of water. Many children initially feel anxious or scared when they start swimming lessons, especially if they have had limited or traumatic exposure to water. Overcoming this fear teaches them how to manage their emotions and face challenges head-on. When students are initially fearful, we usually see dramatic changes in the first 3-5 lessons. If your first few lessons are tough, hang in there, your child will overcome their fear and begin to soar!

2. Developing confidence:

Children gain confidence in their abilities as they become proficient swimmers. This newfound confidence can spill over into other areas of their lives, helping them approach new challenges with a positive attitude and self-assurance.

3. Building physical resilience:

Swimming is a physically demanding activity that can help children develop strength, stamina, and endurance. Regular practice can improve their physical fitness, which, in turn, can enhance their overall resilience to illness and injury.

4. Learning persistence and patience:

Swimming is a skill that takes time and practice to master. Children learn the importance of persistence and patience as they work on their swimming techniques. They understand that improvement often comes gradually and that setbacks are a natural part of the learning process.

5. Developing problem-solving skills and increasing adaptability:

Swimming requires children to solve various problems, such as how to maintain buoyancy, coordinate their movements, and breathe effectively in the water. In survival swimming lessons, we focus on helping children problem-solve hypothetical emergencies. 

Children will also be exposed to various instructors and water conditions in the pool. These problem-solving skills can be transferred to other areas of life, helping children become better at finding solutions and adapting when faced with challenges or new situations.

Learning to swim WILL build resilience and confidence in your children! View our flexible scheduling options at We recommend starting with a fast track to quickly get through the difficult lessons and build confidence in 1-2 weeks instead of years or months!

Ready to dive into fun? If you’re in Davis, Salt Lake, or Utah Counties, secure your child’s spot at SwimKids now! Click here to register and make a splash today!