Prince Alfred Park Pool

The top 5 benefits of kids learning to swim in outdoor pools

With outdoor learn to swim lessons commencing at Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool and Prince Alfred Park Pool, there are now more opportunities than ever to learn a valuable skill for life.

Sun, 29 Oct 2023,
posted by City of Sydney

Learning to swim is not just a rite of passage; it's a crucial life skill that can shape a child's future in countless ways.

The exciting news is that we have started outdoor swim lessons at both Prince Alfred Park Pool and Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool.

While indoor pools have their merits, there's something extra special about kids learning to swim in the great outdoors.

1. Natural Engagement: Outdoor pools provide a more sensory-rich environment for children. They can feel the warmth of the sun, the coolness of the water, and the gentle breeze. These sensory experiences make learning to swim an engaging and memorable adventure.

2. Vitamin D Boost: Exposure to sunlight helps kids absorb vitamin D, which is essential for strong bones and overall health. Learning to swim outdoors allows children to get their dose of vitamin D while they're having fun in the water.

3. Confidence and Independence: Outdoor pools often come with larger spaces and more open layouts. This environment encourages kids to build confidence, learn new skills, and become more independent as they explore and navigate the pool area.

4. Immersion in Nature: Learning in an outdoor pool connects children to nature. They can appreciate the beauty of the environment and gain an early understanding of the importance of water conservation and environmental stewardship.

5. Fun and Enjoyment: Last but not least, outdoor pools make swimming lessons more enjoyable. The fresh air, natural surroundings, and open space create a fun and relaxed atmosphere that keeps children excited about learning.

So this summer, enrol your kids in one of our outdoor learn-to-swim lessons for an enriching and unforgettable experience.