The Benefits of Swimming With Your Kids

By udm - October 4th, 2017 in Pool Fun

School is back in session and your children just enjoyed a summer full of fun. Around this time, we start to spend a lot more time back-to-school shopping, not barbequing and splashing around. Some kids spend a lot less time exercising during the school year than they did during their summer break. But did you know that education and exercise are equally important in making sure your children grow up to become successful adults?

Here are some benefits of swimming and why it makes us all healthier.

The Great Outdoors

It seems kids these days just can’t put down their electronic devices. Are you tired of trying to pull your children away from a screen? A swimming lesson is sure to get kids outside to move and to enjoy the sunshine. Being outside is proven to improve our overall well-being; furthermore, being outdoors decreases stress and increases our brain function.


According to the Obesity Society, obesity in children tripled over the past 30 years. Even if your kids are doing well and feel healthy, swimming improves the livelihood of every child and every adult. According to Hirofumi Tanaka, a professor of kinesiology and the director of the Cardiovascular Aging Research Lab at the University of Texas, swimming lowers arterial stiffness which produces heart issues.


In some ways, our children work harder than we do at times. School schedules become too busy; studying for tests gets stressful. Our children experience many different types of anxiety at school. Swimming, however, can calm and soothe everyone’s minds. It’s an activity that can help our children unwind and relax.

Family Time

Families who spend more time together have kids that are emotionally healthier. Nevertheless, every family member has different personalities and interests. Often, it’s difficult to find one activity that everyone can simultaneously enjoy. We think quality family time happens in and around your pool. Family pool time also attracts relatives and neighbors to visit.


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