The latest research by the ASA 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 fight of 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. We provide both small group sessions and individual sessions to suit your child's needs. We place an emphasis on the balance of high quality teaching and providing a fun and comfortable environment to ensure your child is able to enjoy learning to swim.