Top 5 Reasons to Join AKAC Swim CLub.
1) LEARN VALUABLE LIFE SKILLS
Joining a swim team will help your child gain confidence and develop important skills of motivation and perseverance.
Swimming can be hard work, but it's also great fun. Training and competing alongside friends, and under the expert eye of a swim coach, will help children set personal goals and work hard towards achieving them.
As a sport measured by the clock, children will learn how to set realistic goals and see how hard work results in improvement.
Learning to lose is another valuable life skill, especially learning to lose with grace and humility.
By joining a swim team, your child will be exposed to the reality of not always being on the winning side, which helps build character and motivation, and is incredibly beneficial for their future.
2) MEET NEW PEOPLE AND MAKE NEW FRIENDS
Joining a swim team will inevitably expand the social circle of both you and your child, giving you both the chance to make new friends.
Swim teams often group together people who would otherwise have not had the chance to meet, improving your child's social skills and giving you the chance to meet fellow parents with whom you share a common interest.
Your child will bond with their team mates. They will cheer on friends during competitions, and they will be cheered on when they swim. This is a huge boost for your child's confidence and self-esteem.
Many children and parents make lifelong friends when they join a swimming club, and they love being part of a larger group that supports them throughout their successes and failures.
3) A FUN WAY TO GET EXERCISE AND IMPROVE FITNESS
Swimming can be a thoroughly enjoyable fitness activity for your child. There's fun to be had splashing in the pool, enjoying the water, and focusing on improving their times and their technique.
You will likely find it far easier to persuade your child to join a swim team than, for example, go running!
Swimming provides an excellent all-round but low-impact workout, which has huge
cardiovascular fitness benefits to keep children fit and healthy. Unlike seasonal team sports, your child can enjoy swimming all year round and during school holidays.
4) FRIENDLY COMPETITION AMONG OTHER MEMBERS
As well as learning to lose, your child will benefit from the friendly competition that is an inevitable part of being on a swim team.
They will learn that competition does not have to be vitriolic, and can actually be healthy as it encourages everyone to work hard to meet their goals. There’s no doubt this is a positive life lesson to impart to your child.
5) YOUR CHILD HAS SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TOO
Joining a swim team will give your child something to look forward to each week away from school.
They will have a chance to make friends with kids who go to different schools, so club sessions will give them an opportunity to catch up with a different circle of friends.
Swim team will also provide structure to their day or week. What starts as twice-weekly after school sessions could develop into a daily swimming routine as a senior swimmer and a lifelong passion for the water.