Top 5 Benefits of Enrolling Your Child in Swim Lessons!

By Big Blue Swim School- Methuen April 1, 2023

Top 5 Benefits of Enrolling Your Child in Swim Lessons!

Big Blue Swim School is diving into Methuen, MA early this summer and it’s the perfect time to enroll your little ones in swim lessons. 

Summer will be here before you know it and for many families that means it's time for fun in the water! However, being around water can also bring concern for our little one’s safety. 

If water safety and confident swimming are some of your family's goals for summer and beyond, read below for the top 5 benefits of enrolling children in swimming lessons!

1. Safety

Beyond creating a safe space for your child to have fun in the water, swim lessons will ensure they are developing as a swimmer before summer rolls around and can help make for less stressful pool and beach trips. According to the CDC, drowning is the number one cause of death for children ages 1- 4 and the second-leading cause of accidental death for children under the age of 14 in the United States. While that statistic is scary, year-round weekly swimming lessons can help children stay safer around water. 

The expert swim instructors at Big Blue Swim School teach all the water safety skills your kids need to remain safe in and around water. Kids can learn lifesaving swimming abilities at as young as three months.

2, Muscle Development

 Swimming requires whole-body strength. It helps kids safely develop muscle. Swimming is a low-impact sport, which means kids have a much lower chance of injuring joints or bones than when playing other sports. Additionally, people can generally exercise longer in the water than on land without muscle or joint pain.

3. Better Mental Health

One of the most powerful benefits of swim lessons is that they can help the mind relax. Being in the water is naturally calming, while the exercise of swimming releases the feel-good chemicals in the brain known as endorphins. Exercises also reduce the stress hormone cortisol.

4. Increased Confidence


Confidence is a characteristic that can help kids in school, sports and throughout life. Swimming helps children gain confidence because they can see and feel themselves advancing in the sport. Kids may begin swim lessons feeling nervous about the experience, but they quickly learn to kick and stroke.

Swimming challenges kids and helps them overcome their fears. It teaches them that they can set goals and achieve them through hard work and discipline.

5. Superior Social Skills


Swim lessons are fun, and they may lead to a serious love for the sport. Your kids will be able to interact with fellow young swimmers during lessons. They may also develop the skills needed to join a school- or community-based swim team.

Swim teams can be more inclusive than other sports teams because kids always get to participate. Additionally, swim teams offer camaraderie that could lead to lifelong friendships. Swimming on a team can also take kids to new towns and cities, where they can meet other kids of all backgrounds. The social skills learned through swimming can benefit a child for life.

Big Blue Swim School is opening a new location in Methuen, Massachusetts, early this summer and offers swimming lessons to transform kids into safe and confident swimmers. Our professional swim instructors are eager to teach your little ones in our welcoming and stress-free environment. Most importantly, they encourage kids to have fun and enjoy the process of learning the invaluable life skill of swimming. Register for lessons today!