During 3 to 4 years of age children become very capable and confident in their swimming ability. Even so, it is important that parents and swimming teachers do not underestimate the value of parental involvement and supervision during the swimming lesson. Parental involvement in the swim lesson allows for a safe and secure learning environment, maximum swim practice time, and continual direction and attention. This one on one attention is essential to develop children's optimal swimming potential.
For three to four year old children learn to swim activities should concentrate on building basic swimming skills that lead to good freestyle and backstroke technique. If we perfect basic swimming skills such as streamline floating, fast kicking and long accelerated paddling down the centreline we build strong foundations and set children up for a great future swimming technique.
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