With the Easter holidays fast approaching, you may be wondering how to fill your child’s day with fun, interesting and educational activities. If your child is learning to swim or would like to learn to swim, Stockport Metro holiday courses might be just what you’re looking for.
Stockport Metro run intensive swimming courses during school holidays at Life Leisure swimming pools. The courses are a great opportunity to boost your child’s progression as they swim every day. Swimming every day helps to build up their confidence in the water more quickly and this shows in the progression they make over such a short period of time. Courses are available for all ages and abilities from beginners to improvers, so there’s something for everyone.
Children learn in many ways and swimming is no exception to that rule. Stockport Metro swimming teachers communicate with their swimmers in several ways to accommodate to different types of learners. They use verbal instructions, visual aids and physical learning (learning through movement) combined with games and problem-solving tasks to keep it fun! Children are also known to learn better through play, especially in the early years, and structured games can help increase children’s confidence in the water and encourage active learning. Children develop in many ways through playing; They increase their social and cognitive skills and their self-confidence as well as relaxing and increasing motor skills, coordination, space awareness, creativity, imagination, and problem solving. A swimming teacher may use fun creative ideas such as encouraging the children to swim like a mermaid, look underwater at the fish or set treasure hunts.
As well as being a fun activity, family swimming and swimming lessons both have many benefits for children such as:
- Social interaction with peers
- Offers physical exercise
- Supports cognitive development
- Builds confidence
- Provides lifelong safety skills
Learning to swim from a young age can also help prevent or overcome a fear of water and they can take these vital water safety skills with them as they grow older.
If you’re child is a little too young for structured lessons, Stockport Metro also have Baby Splash and Toddler Splash sessions available for children aged 0-4 years. For more information, please visit our website.
To secure your child’s place on our upcoming holiday courses, or for more information, please visit our website to view up to date details.