For kids, there’s nothing like making a splash in the pool on a hot summer day. That’s one of the reasons why full-day Excel sports camps include optional daily swimming in our on-campus natatorium. 

But not only is swimming a fun activity – it also offers a wide range of holistic health advantages for kids.

  1. Swimming provides a full-body workout. A low-impact exercise that engages multiple muscle groups, swimming helps develop strength, endurance, flexibility, and cardiovascular fitness. It is particularly beneficial for promoting healthy development of muscles, bones, and joints in growing children.
  2. Swimming builds water safety skills. Learning to swim at an early age is crucial for water safety. Swimming lessons can teach children important water safety skills, such as how to float, tread water, and swim to the edge of the pool. These skills can help prevent accidents and increase children’s comfort in the water.
  3. Swimming enhances cognitive development. Swimming requires coordination, balance, and concentration, which can help improve cognitive skills such as motor planning, spatial awareness, and problem-solving abilities. Swimming also stimulates the brain by providing sensory input through the water environment, which can enhance brain development in young children.
  4. Swimming promotes lung health. Swimming is an aerobic exercise that requires controlled breathing techniques. This can help improve lung function and capacity in children. Regular swimming can also help reduce the risk of respiratory issues such as asthma and allergies.
  5. Swimming supports mental and emotional wellness. Like any physical activity, swimming can have positive effects on children’s mental and emotional well-being. It can reduce stress, improve mood, and increase self-confidence and self-esteem. Swimming also provides a fun way for children to socialize, make friends, and develop social skills.

Encouraging children to swim can be a valuable investment in their overall health and well-being. Check out Excel’s full-day options of Game Day, Squash, and Tennis camps for opportunities for your child to make a splash in the pool each day!