A third of children leave primary school without being able to swim, and drowning is the third most common cause of accidental death in children. How well can your child swim?
The latest research by Swim England has shown that 1 in 3 children are still leaving primary school unable to swim. One of the factors leading to this is that 40% of children who cannot swim are not even offered the opportunity to learn to swim at school. Unfortunately as austerity continues and education budgets stagnate further. skills that are deemed ‘non essential’ to the academic experience will be the ones to suffer first and most severely., despite the fact that swimming is part of the national curriculum. Most schools in East Yorkshire are only able to offer 10 lessons a year to year 3 and 4 pupils. This is both too late and too limited to allow for effective learning of this vital skill. Drowning is the third highest cause of accidental deaths in children and something that should be given greater attention. Swimming is an essential life skill and it is critical that it is learned from an early age.
According to a recent government report children between the ages of 5-18 should be exercising for at least one hour every day. Swimming lessons are a perfect way to ensure your child gets this exercise while also teaching them necessary life skills. These skills are not just limited to swimming, exercise, especially swimming encourages children to have a more positive attitude, make new friends and helps in the battle against obesity, which has been shown in a recent NHS report to be on the rise again.
Clare Swimming provides the perfect environment for your child to learn to swim. All children are taught on a one to one basis, enabling individual attention with a programme designed around the particular needs of each child.