Five Fundamental Rules to Keep Your Child Swim Safe

Keep your child safe and make them feel safe while swimming.
Decathlon Malaysia
October 22, 2021

1. LEARN TO SWIM AT AN EARLY AGE TO BUILD UP SELF-CONFIDENCE

There is nothing better for your child's self-confidence than learning to swim at a very early age. You can take your infant to baby swimming lessons from the age of 4 months. Your baby will develop motor skills in water by playing and having fun. And once baby is accustomed to being in water, there is every chance that they will find it easier to learn how to swim.

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2. NEVER SWIM ALONE AND WITHOUT ADULT SUPERVISION

You are certainly already familiar with this rule. Right from the very first time your child enters the water, you cannot repeat too often that they must NEVER swim alone and without adult supervision. In fact, this is an essential rule for all forms of swimming.

3. USE SWIMMING EQUIPMENT

If you feel that your child does not yet feel at ease in the water, you can always use swimming equipment, like armbands, buoys, noodles or boards. They offer the support your child needs to feel more comfortable in the water, without constantly gripping you around the neck.

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4. NEVER GO OUT OF YOUR DEPTH

Always stay in your depth is probably a tip you have already heard.And justly so! One of the main fears of people who are learning to swim is the thought of sinking into the water. Being able to feel the ground beneath our feet is extremely reassuring when ’learning to swim.

5. LET YOUR CHILD DECIDE FOR THEMSELVES THAT THE TIME HAS COME TO START SWIMMING

It is essential to let your child decide for themselves that the time has come to take the plunge. The spur must come from them, and from them alone. Forcing a child to swim can make them feel more anxious and tense. And we all know how important it is to feel relaxed before entering the water. If you want to encourage your child to join you in the water, show them how much fun you are having!

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