Swimming Week #365DaysofPlay

Summer holidays are fast approaching, which is why this seemed like a great time for #365DaysofPlay to focus on swimming tips for tots! We started the week with this fun video from Coach Julie with a few tips for getting kids moving their arms and breathing underwater, click on the image below to check it out:

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Then we enlisted the experts at Atlantis Swim Programs to share their tips on getting kids swim ready. Here are four handy tips to get your kids swim ready!

  1. Use toys and equipment to make pool time fun but don't rely on floating aids to keep kids safe!
  2. Using goggles to help children who are nervous to put their faces in the water – so don't be afraid to use them!
  3. Learning to walk, run, hop and jump in the water is important too! Even the youngest kidlets will experience buoyancy and learn how to make it work for them.
  4. Your head is very buoyant. Encouraging kids to dunk their entire head will really help them float and guide. Get them to make bubbles in the water as well!

We also just found out that Atlantis has opened a new pool in Arbutus Village!