Whenever children start this sport, it will benefit them, but the sooner the better.

For swimming

Swimming is one of the most energizing and often practiced sports. It is known that swimming moves and loads the whole body and is one of the best workouts with which we train evenly the maximum number of muscle groups and thus – shape and sculpt our body. When practiced with the youngest, it guarantees a symmetrical and well-shaped figure in the long run. Swimming has the most benefits for both physical health and mental health.

Swimming, as an exercise, involves cardiovascular activity and improves the condition of the lungs. Prolonged exercise in the pool develops flexibility, balance and avoids health problems associated with both childhood obesity and diabetes.

The earlier children learn to swim, the more health benefits they receive.

Children who start swimming earlier develop physically and mentally much faster than their non-swimmers, regardless of their socioeconomic status. A small child immersed in water experiences many new sensations and effects related to the physical properties of water.

The water is several times heavier and denser than the air and has a strong mechanical pressure on the child’s body. The hydrostatic pressure acts evenly and gently massaging the whole body. It compresses the numerous blood vessels located in the skin, relieves peripheral blood circulation, and therefore the heart.

The pressure of water on the chest deepens breathing and is a powerful prophylactic against congestion of the lungs, allows for the development of its capacity and volume. Water also acts as a powerful hardening agent. Every body immersed in water is released by the action of gravity. This condition, close to the state of weightlessness, helps to eliminate the characteristic for each child’s muscle and joint stiffness, to normalize muscle tone in various diseases of the nervous system, creates an additional opportunity for movement.

Benefits for overall development

Swimming, develops the chest of a young child, which leads to improved functions of his lungs, heart and respiratory system; has a favorable development of the organism, harmoniously developing it, physically strengthening and improving the functions of its organs; increases the quality of life by improving the physical, functional and psychological condition of babies, with a practical life-preserving effect, such as drowning prevention. The aim of the activities for the child is to get acquainted with water and to learn to be in harmony with it.

Active movements in the aquatic environment stimulate physical and psychomotor development, improve coordination and nervous system, strengthen bone system and immunity, improve blood circulation, respiration and intellectual development, normalize muscle tone, have a beneficial effect on digestion and appetite, form important motor skills in children and to adapt faster and easier in unusual and unfamiliar situations.