When do toddlers learn to swim? | WASHINGTON POST
Lowes swimming pool lessons start with the basics and expand to include swimming lessons for toddlers.
“When you first take a child to a swimming pool, you’re teaching them basic swimming skills, such as getting in and out of the water, and learning how to stay afloat,” said Kimberly Gaffigan, associate director of the department of sports medicine at Washington University in St. Louis.
“They can learn to get in and use the restroom,” Gaffig said.
Lowes swim lessons start by starting with the basic swimming activities children need to be comfortable swimming in a pool.
“Our goal is to teach kids how to swim in a way that they can be safe, that they’re not going to get hurt, that we’re going to keep them safe,” she said.
Gaffigan said there are certain things that can make swimming more fun for toddlers and preschoolers, such like being able to swim quickly and safely, keeping their hands and feet in a safe position, and being able at the end of a session to take a bath.
Lowe’s also working to improve the quality of the swimming lessons, including teaching children how to properly breathe and how to make sure the pool is kept clean.
Lowest cost swim lessons for children are available at Lowes’ headquarters in Falls Church, Virginia, and are free of charge.
The company offers a free online video series, “Toys and Swims,” that also includes lessons on swimming and swimming skills for toddlers, preschoolers and adults.
“Lowe is always trying to do more for kids and families,” said Sarah Gaffigans, associate athletic director at Lowels, in a statement.
“We are thrilled to partner with Lowes to bring our kids the highest quality swimming and family-friendly products and services available.
We are thrilled Lowes has agreed to partner and to offer our customers the lowest price on our products,” Gafigans said.
The Lowes swim pool offers classes for children ages 4 to 8 and parents of toddlers, who can join in on lessons and receive free, one-time-only access to the pool.
Lowers offers swim lessons and other swimming activities for children, including one-on-one lessons, indoor swimming lessons and swim classes.
The Lowes family of companies has a history of investing in the wellness of children, and Lowes is the first of its kind in the industry, according to the company.
Lowell’s offers a variety of products to children, which include swimming, indoor and outdoor lessons, fitness classes and a swim-friendly website.
Lowelts’ swim lessons are offered in locations around the world, including in South Korea, the U.K., the U-K., India and other nations.
“As a child, you don’t want to be a drowning, you want to swim.
When you do that, you become the best you,” Gabbig said, adding that the lessons help children develop “the skills to swim safely and be able to participate in activities like swimming and other sports that are fun.”
Gaffigans said the lessons at Lowe’s can be especially helpful for toddlers who may have a lower ability to swim due to physical or mental health issues, such a asthma or allergies, or learning disabilities.
Gabbig also said that the company provides classes in addition to Lowes products, such in the fall and spring months.
“The classes are a great way to help kids develop their swimming skills and also to learn new things like how to use the bathroom,” Gaffeigan said.