Strengthening Immunity – The increased rate of illness in winter is NOT due to cold weather, but to people being inside more and having closer proximity to each other. Being wet or cold (while uncomfortable) does not promote illness. Exercise strengthens the immune system, and if the immune system is strong, a wet head in cold weather does not make a person more susceptible to illness.
Continuity – without a doubt, babies and young swimmers who swim right through winter have the greatest chance of reaching their full potential.
Physical Fitness – Children who swim tend to be healthier than their non-swimming counterparts. This has been confirmed by studies in Germany some years ago. Why is this so? The deep breathing that we do helps to keep the lungs clear of accumulated mucous, reducing proneness to respiratory problems. Hence, swimming is a preferred exercise for asthmatics.
Keep it Sanitary – One of the best ways to sanitize your kiddos is to put them in the pool! Chlorine eliminates a lot of the risk of spreading germs between playmates.