What’s better than jumping into a cold swimming pool when the temperature rises on a sweltering Thai summer’s day? Being able to swim!
By knowing how to swim, it means that the children at ZOE Thailand can enjoy the wonderful sensation of being in the pool – in a safe and pleasurable way. The sensory experience of being in water is both relaxing and enjoyable.
Research says that there are huge physical benefits to swimming. Learning to swim is both a full-body cardiovascular and respiratory workout! At ZOE we love to see the children’s stamina, flexibility and muscle strength develop.
There are many other advantages to knowing how to swim, such as building concentration, becoming physically stronger and developing coordination. It also encourages an active and healthy lifestyle.
At ZOE we never underestimate the social aspect of swimming either. Playing together in the water helps to form bonds based on trust and fun. For children recently rescued from negative situations, socialization skills can be enhanced through various water games and activities.
During swimming lessons, children take pride in each individual achievement and work towards achieving new goals. As their abilities and confidence increase, children are able to overcome fear and celebrate their successes with their friends, family and their swimming teacher!
At ZOE, it’s not JUST swimming!
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