Year Round Swimming- The Benefits and How Your Child Can Reap the Rewards

October 27, 2010

Are you concerned that your child is more likely to get sick due to swimming during the winter months?  Contrary to many parent’s concerns, continuing swimming during the winter has many great physical and mental benefits!

Some parents are afraid that their child will catch colds  or other illnesses by continuing to swim.  Colds and flu, however, are transmitted by casual contact with an infected person not by exposure to cold air or water.  Children are more likely to catch a cold from playing with their friends and siblings rather than from swimming.

At Waterworks our heated pools, warm facility, and full shower area including hair dryers will ensure that your child be warm both during and after their swim class!

The benefits to year round and winter swimming are actually very numerous. In fact, children who continue to swim and exercise year round are more likely to stay healthy and develop healthy habits which will continue into adulthood.

Swimming invigorates the body and increases the flow of oxygen to all the organs including the brain. Physical fitness can help children focus and problem solve better at school as well as teach them self confidence, develop cardiovascular and muscular strength as well as stamina.

Swimmers develop breath control and by learning to take deep breaths.  This type of breathing helps keep the lungs clear of accumulated mucous, and can help reduce the chance of respiratory problems in the winter.

Exercise also causes your body to release a biochemical called endorphins. Endorphins help boost your immune system which will help you to stay healthier specifically during the winter months.

Overall exercise in the water is both strengthening and aerobic.  For our younger swimmers, exercise in the water increases motor skills and coordination as well as develops muscle.

Children who continue to swim throughout the winter are better prepared in the spring and summer to participate in both water sports and casual social gatherings at the pool. The children who do not take time away from swimming continue to increase their confidence in the water, swim level and improve their overall physical fitness.  Those who do not continue and do take a break during the winter months often need to spend time reviewing or relearning skills they had previously learned.

 Most importantly learning to swim is not only a sport but an important life saving skill! Drowning can happen at any time during the year, not just in the spring and summer.  Drowning can occur in a bath tub, shallow pool of water, lake, ocean or swimming pool.  Teaching your child to swim could save their life.


Children Splashed into New Record Times while Families Enjoyed the Hot Weather at Last Weekend’s Swim Meet!

October 11, 2010

Several pool records were broken at Waterwork’s Swim Meet this past Saturday October 9th! Henry Horvath recorded a  2nd place time for the boys 3-4 years old 25 yard Butterfly, and Thomas Fitt beat the 3rd place boys 7-8 years old 25 yard Butterfly time.

 Waterworks also had the honor of presenting 11 children with Outstanding Participation Trophies!  Families had fun enjoying the exceptionally hot October weather pool side while cheering on the 79 participants.  We are looking forward to our next swim meet which will be held Saturday October 30th.


Weather Forecast is a Sunny 79 degrees for this Saturday’s Swim Meet!

October 5, 2010

Don’t miss signing up for our next Swim Meet this Saturday October 9th! Parents have told us how swim meets have built their child’s confidence and helped them become more motivated when attending their swim classes.  Our competitions are always fun and everyone is encouraging by cheering on all participants.  Lifeguards are also ready to assist any child across the pool so that they can feel the accomplishment of completing their first race!  Every child gets a ribbon so everyone leaves a winner!  

 We will be firing up our grill with tasty treats such as hot dogs, hamburgers and mesquite chicken sandwiches to make the event fun for the whole family.  Registration is open to all children who can swim the length of a 25 yard pool. To register click on www.waterworksswimonline.com.