World’s largest swim school franchise’s year-round lessons provide mental health, academic and safety benefits
PHOENIX (Sept. 6, 2022) – Aqua-Tots Swim Schools is now enrolling children for its year-round, world-class swimming lessons for all ages and skill levels!
With school starting back up and summer coming to an end, the world’s largest swim school franchise is highlighting the mental health and academic benefits that swim lessons provide children during the school year. Aqua-Tots is also stressing the importance of children progressing in their swim skills rather than regressing in the fall and winter seasons.
According to a 2022 analysis, physical exercise — such as swimming — can help alleviate the symptoms of ADHD in children. Specifically, physical exercise can effectively improve attention, motor skills and executive function in children with ADHD with no adverse side-effects compared with drug therapy.
Another benefit of swim lessons on top of academic and health benefits is safety. According to Dr. Danielle N. Wiese, M.D., FAAP of Carmel Pediatrics, drowning is the No. 1 cause of death in children ages one to four years old — other than birth defects — and the No. 2 cause of unintentional injury death for children ages one to 14. However, high-quality swim lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by up to 88% according to a study conducted in 2015.
“When we talk about drowning prevention, we discuss it in layers of safety,” Wiese said. “High-quality swim lessons provide a key layer. And, when combined with adequate adult supervision for children in water, protective fencing at least four feet tall around pools, and avoidance of leaving open water unsupervised, we can significantly reduce the risk of pediatric drowning.”
Aqua-Tots currently has 127 locations worldwide and teaches five million swim lessons a year. Additionally, every swim instructor has completed more than 40 hours of intensive in-water and classroom training. The Aqua-Tots Swim Journey is comprised of eight levels of comprehensive curriculum that is tried, true and trusted all over the world. Each level is designed to build upon the next, taking each child on a journey toward becoming a safe and confident swimmer for life.
Aqua-Tots offers swim lessons for children as young as four months all the way through 12 years old. Children can participate in private lessons or small group classes to help ensure a safe environment for proper swim instruction. For more information about Aqua-Tots and to enroll in swim lessons, visit aqua-tots.com.
About Aqua-Tots Swim Schools
Aqua-Tots Swim Schools serves over 120 communities worldwide, offering dedicated, year-round, indoor swim instruction, community outreach and drowning prevention education to children of all abilities from four months to 12 years old. As the world’s largest swim school franchise that is continuing to grow with 90 locations in development, Aqua-Tots’ hand-selected instructors are passionate about teaching children how to remain safer in and around the water. The company uses tried and true curriculum, more than 30 years in the making and trusted worldwide to teach five million swim lessons annually. To learn more, visit aqua-tots.com or follow Aqua-Tots on Facebook and Instagram.
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