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April 20, 2018 Friday 02:35:53 PM IST

The Advantages of Having an Indoor Pool in School

Education Information

There are numerous advantages for a school to have an indoor swimming pool. It is an outstanding way for children to receive their daily needed physical exercise. There are many mental and physical advantages when children are swimming in the water. Students are not only able to exercise longer while swimming in an indoor pool versus land activities, but according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people consider swimming to be more enjoyable than land based exercises as well.

Physical Health Benefits:

Water based activities act as a natural resistance that will be able your help children build muscle strength and endurance. This will greatly benefit students in order to increase coordination and muscle. By swimming on a regular basis, children feel more inclined to continue exercising in order to remain active. When children are educated early about water and swimming, they don’t develop a fear for it later in life, which allows them to have fun in the water and become experienced swimmers.

Mental Health Benefits:


When children engage in swimming programs and activities, they will often gain more alertness at school. Continual swimming exercise can help the students to become more self-disciplined and determined to succeed in school. Some studies suggest that dyslectic children reap the advantages of swimming by helping with their reading and writing skills because swimming, an ambidextrous physical activity, balances the left and right hemispheres of the brain.

Special Needs Swimming Programs:

Mentally challenged students will benefit from swimming because this type of recreational activity provides these individuals with an outlet to relieve tension while also improving family connections. If the school decides to install an indoor swimming pool, it is possibe to design swim programs specifically tailored for children with special needs.Teaching special needs students how to swim helps to increase self-esteem and self-confidence.




(Source: healthfully.com)


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