Lots of children say that swimming is their favourite family activity, and it’s a great way to get active together. Not only is swimming fun and accessible, it’ll also help to keep the whole family fit, and is an essential life skill.
Swimming can have major health benefits. It builds strength, stamina and flexibility, keeps children’s hearts and lungs healthy and improves posture and balance.
Water safety is crucial - drowning is the third most common cause of accidental death in children, yet 1 in 5 still leave primary school unable to swim.
Ensuring that your child is confident around water could help keep them safe later in life.