Beneficial effects of swimming include mental and physical well-being, allowing development of confidence and awareness of safety around water whilst building muscle and helping with balance. Children of all levels of ability can benefit from swimming and swimming is totally inclusive.
Swimming is the only sport that works all of the muscles simultaneously and is impact free.
The proven effect on motor skills and academic performance on children who have taken part in early years swimming is better than in children who have not had done so. Starting young is essential.
How can you find out more about Early Years Swimming?
In Taunton and Bridgwater we are blessed with a number of swimming pools to choose from and enjoy this remarkable family activity as often as you wish. Have a word with the pool staff about National Baby Swimming Week activities or check on line at:
Taunton Pool is run by the not-for-profit charitable social enterprise ‘Better’. The pool is nicely refurbished and is a delightful resource for families and swimmers of all ages and levels of ability. There is good parking, family changing facilities and for competent swimmers a 33.3 m pool.
The pool is open every day and there are events and swimming lessons available.
In Bridgwater we have Trinity Sports and Leisure Centre, with family friendly facilities and a wide range of activities on offer.
Trinity is family friendly with excellent changing facilities, lockers, a café, and good parking.
Did you know? Trinity is the only local pool with a swimming pool inflatable, Inflatafun sessions are very popular and are suitable for 8 to 16yrs youngsters.
National Baby Swimming Week is designed to encourage all Mums to get their babies swimming as soon as is practicable, ask your local pool what they are doing for National Baby Swimming Week and how you can join the fun.
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