How to Swim With Your Kids

Swimming is a nice exercise and most of the people love this sport. People can pass their time in beach. Children love swimming in water. Especially in summer vacations everyone loves to play in cold water. But there can be a problem if you are parent of a little child. How will you take him to swimming? It’s right that you yourself are a swimmer but still you will be afraid in taking your little child to the beach.

Here are some of the safety advices you need to follow while swimming with your child:


  • If you are familiar with the beach then it’s ok but if you are not then try swimming in the beach yourself first. Find the distance till where you feel your kid is safe. Now guide your kid about that area.

  • Take the kids with you when the water waves are normal. You can handle two children at once. One child with your left hand and the other with the right one. If the water is a little wavy, guide your kids to hold their breath for a while and then go into the water and return from the back of the wave. But if your children are getting nervous, do not teach them in wavy water. Take them near the shore and guide them again properly. Teach them that there is not anything to fear about.
  • You should not go too far if the water waves are too strong. Play near the shore. It would be fun here too. Watch your kids playing with the waves approaching them. You will really enjoy it.
  • If your children know how to swim, let them go beyond the waves. But ensure that they are good at swimming, first or else it can be very dangerous. Guide them not to cross the flags as there water may be too deep to for them to swim properly. Also ask them to beware of the water waves.
  • Teach your kids to stay afloat on the surface of the water. So that if they get tired, they are able to handle themselves properly.

These are just some general tips. Your children are very important to you so keep eye on them while they are swimming. If you feel that they are getting nervous or they are unable to handle themselves, immediately go towards them for help. Never permit them to swim alone if you think they are not too good in swimming or the consequences will be terribly bad.

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About the Author: Roberta Southworth is a psychiatrist by profession. She likes to help out people by writing informative tips on how people can to solve their family and relationship issues. She is currently staying in Ireland. She has 5 years of couple counseling experience.

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