Summer swimming lessons are not just for social interaction. Swimming is a life skill that everyone should learn, so teaching kids to swim is very important. But how do we prepare them? Here are some tips.
Summer swimming lessons for kids in Bacolod
We want our kids to continue learning even when it’s summer time. And one of the fun ways to learn is to learn a new skill, such as swimming.
Many of us parents want our kids to learn to swim. After all, it is one of the basic life skills — whether for traveling, for athletics, for professional requirements, or for survival.
For homeschooling families like us, these are additional lessons that we are willing to spend on. While kids in regular schools usually have swimming as part of the curriculum, we have to outsource ours.
And this coming summer is just the perfect time to send our kids to swim class. The is no school and no lessons to think of. Plus, the kids can use what they have learned from the swimming coach during family outings. This includes water safety.
So how do we prepare our kids for summer swimming lessons?
Overall Good Health
In order for our kids to thoroughly enjoy their summer swimming lessons, they need to be in optimum health. And so we give them vitamin and mineral supplements to increase their immunity. We also feed them well so that they will have energy. Additionally, try to get them to rest before and after their lessons.
There are some kids who are scared of the water. It will take a lot of reassurance about learning to swim. They might also need some videos that can show them the benefits of swimming and how enjoyable the water is when they know how to swim. Summer swimming lessons should be fun, not traumatic.
Honestly, I like taking photos of Dindin–whether in the pool or not. So I like seeing her in different swimsuits. I got her pink goggles and I am still going to look for a matching pink swimming cap for her. It’s her favorite color, after all.
I also think that her swimming fashion will encourage her to learn to swim, especially that she is not very confident in the water.
WATCH: Mermaids in Boracay
Check out the kids mermaid swimming in Boracay! We bought them cheap mermaid swimsuits from Shopee and these were enough for this whole lot of different swimming fun!
Probiotics For Tummy Health
And to top it all, I prepare her digestive health by giving her Protexin Protect. It is a probiotic supplement that comes in powder form. It boasts of seven strains of good bacteria that protects the tummy and strengthens the immune system.
On the first day that Dindin was going to start her swimming lessons, I gave her a sachet of Protexin in the morning. It was mixed with her milk.
Protexin is tasteless and odorless so giving it to kids should not be a problem. Just mix it with something that they can finish in one sitting, like milk, soup, or juice.
Protexin will protect your child’s tummy in case she swallows some pool water that might be infected with God knows what. hehe I intend to give Protexin again two weeks into the swimming lessons. If your child has an obviously weak tummy, giving Protexin every other day is fine.
However, if your child has never had probiotics before, you may want to give it for a longer period. You can start giving it three days before the swimming lessons will start so that the good bacteria can grow.
Bacolod Swimming Lessons
Note: Dindin had her swimming lessons at We Swim, 17th-Lacson Streets, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental. She studied there several years ago, at least for the basics of swimming and water safety.
It’s in the same place where our kids go to ballet school — the Garcia-Sanchez School of Dance. They have a swimming pool and a dance studio in the same property.
- Related story: The Garcia-Sanchez School of Dance | Bacolod Dance School
How about you? How do you prepare your kid for swimming lessons?
Hotels with Swimming Pools
Meanwhile, here are the family-friendly hotels we have stayed in that have swimming pools. Our kids really enjoy swimming that it’s such a bummer if the hotel doesn’t have a pool.
- Summit Galleria Hotel Cebu
- Seda Ayala Center Cebu Review
- Park Inn by Radisson Iloilo Hotel Junior Suite Review
- Delfin Ledesma Ancestral House with Pool | Silay Airbnb
- Mambukal Resort Overnight Stay for the Family
- Cana Retreat | Amlan, Negros Oriental | Family Holiday
- Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo Family Stay | Iloilo City | Philippines
- Mother and Daughter Bonding | Radisson Blu Cebu Business Class Room
- Bantug Lake Ranch Overnight: The Verdant Villas | Bacolod
- L’Fisher Hotel Bacolod New Deluxe Rooms for the Family
- Baguio Country Club Overnight Family Stay
- Seda Capitol Central Family Stay | Bacolod Hotel | Philippines
- Marco Polo Plaza Cebu Luxurious Family Stay – Philippines