5 Reasons to Keep on Swimming When Chilly Weather is Afoot | Chicago North Shore Moms

Blink once and you might just miss the tiny swim window that Mother Nature provides us. But my family just keeps on swimming all year-round. By the time my oldest and middle kiddo turned five, they were confident enough to swim to the edge of the pool and even flip to back if tired. This is a life-saving & lifelong skill that is drilled into these little guys when they receive swim instruction! Not long after that milestone, they were both a part of the local swim team thanks to the magnificent instruction at places like Goldfish Swim School.


If you’re on the fence about adding swim lessons to your child(ren)’s weekly routine when it’s nowhere near time for pools and beaches, here are five more excellent reasons to jump on the bandwagon.



  1. Beyond learning a lifelong skill that provides kids with exercise, there are a number of developmental benefits that come with consistent, year-round swim instruction.
  2. Swimming is a year round, perpetual activity. Just because summer is ending, doesn’t mean your swim skills should slide!

  3. Swimming not only improves physical ability, but the Goldfish curriculum of the Science of SwimPlay(R) incorporates a play based approach that includes cognitive skill building.

  4. Swim lessons help develop important fine and gross motor skills and provide a whole body form of exercise to improve overall coordination.

  5. Swimming is good for brain health! The bilateral cross-patterning movement of swimming helps cognition, ease of learning and overall academic performance.


Goldfish Swim School is proud to provide swim lessons to young children all over Chicagoland. Go to www.goldfishswimschool.com/northshoremoms to find your closest location and schedule your free swim eval!



Goldfish Swim School has provided me with the experience of swim lessons, and I fully believe in the importance of them! xxoo Ellie

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