What need to pay attention to swimming
Although swimming is one of the safest and healthiest sports, there are many points that need attention, and if you and your child do not pay attention to this, then it will be easy to cause injury
Why should your child learn to swim?
First of all, swimming is fun. And most children enjoy getting in the water. It's an enjoyable leisure activity for all ages because it doesn't require as much preparation as other sports.
You and your family certainly don't want your child to grow up not knowing how to swim or possibly being afraid of the water. Swimming is one of the easiest sports for children of any age or ability to participate in.
What to do when your child is afraid of the water?
Not everyone likes being in the water, and neither do children. They may be afraid of swimming from somewhere else or from a particular bad experience. For some children, they must gain confidence right from the start. Some of the most important things to remember as a parent and as a family include.
Don't be in too much of a hurry. Be experimental and stay patient. Swimming should be a fun sport, so adding stress to the water may make things worse.
Get used to your surroundings. Pools can be noisy, busy places. You can start them off with one that isn't a pool to build their confidence in the environment and work on spending time at the pool.
What do I need to know about being at the pool or swimming?
- Walk carefully.Children are the most excitable and playful and will run around when they behave that way. Some swimmers will rest by the pool and they will bring water to the poolside and the child may slip and fall and get hurt when they pass by. So, remind your child to always be cautious when walking around the pool and to walk carefully.
- You should not eat before swimming.Try to eat one hour after swimming, if you feel hungry, you should supplement food before going into the water to avoid cramps while swimming.
- Warm up sufficiently.Whether your child is a novice or an experienced swimmer, you should warm up thoroughly before entering the pool. This will prevent injuries.
- Swim only in safe areas.It is best to swim in an area supervised by a lifeguard. No one can anticipate unexpected situations. If there is a problem, the lifeguard will rescue. If you are a beginner, it is best to swim in the shallow water area that is divided by the pool, do not cross the shallow water area
- Do not swim in the river or the sea.If you want to swim, go to a swimming pool, never swim in the river or the sea, no matter how good the water is, because you never know how the current changes, and there is no lifeguard or other people to rescue if there is any problem
- Do not drink alcohol.If you are supervising children around a pool (or any body of water), it is important to stay alert. Alcohol can numb your nerves and reduce your perception, so for the safety of your children, don't drink.
- Dive.Don't let your child think they can dive in the pool just because they have good water and high lung capacity, because not everyone in the pool has goggles on
- Upside down.Some kids may think it's cool to be upside down in the water, but it's not. In the water upside down will let the water shock your brain and may suffer the risk of neck and head injuries.
- Good protection measures.Especially for beginners, if you swim without a coach or professional, take precautions, such as putting on a life jacket or wearing a swim ring or grabbing a good float.
- Time.Do not swim for too long, will consume a lot of body heat, swimming will lead to cramps, dizziness, etc. Normal swimming should not exceed 1 hour, generally 30-60 minutes is the most appropriate.
- Hydration.Swimming is easy to dehydration, especially in the case of active and sweating. It is important to drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration. Dizziness, lightheadedness or nausea may be signs of dehydration and overheating.
- Do not dive into the water.If you are not a diver or professional swimmer, do not dive. It is possible that the child may see the swimmer in other positions in the water from the shore, but because of the principle of refraction, they may be in the area where the child is in the water, and the swimmer is not visible from the shore in the water.