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New Swimming Term

Our Spring Swim Term has commenced; there is limited availability in some classes. Summer Term will start in late April 2016. We are now accepting bookings for that term, if you require any further information, you can contact Eithnne through email at any time, Or should you wish to speak to her, please contact her at the following numbers (087)2223088 (01)4589634.

Swimming for Babies

Children Swimming Lessons

Babies who have been introduced to swimming in the first two years of their lives, develop a greater sense of their surroundings and thus are already learning to be more creative and observant. Another benefit of early introduction to the water is that when the child reaches pre-school age and they commence formal swimming lessons, their fear of the water had been overcome. Therefore they are in a better position to develop their swimming skills.

Obesity and Children

Swimming is recognised as a moderate intensity physical activity that may help to maintain a healthy weight in children. It is recommended that swimming takes place in a heated pool, as we have here in Cheeverstown, as swimming in cold pools tends to increase appetite.
A study by the University College London Institute of Child Health shows the success of swimming for overweight and obese children and families. One hundred and sixteen children enrolled in the MEND or Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do It! obesity-intervention program that included 12 weeks of free family swimming. All the children lost weight, reduced their body mass index and waist circumference, and had better overall health and higher self-esteem.