BLOG 4 - SHOULD SWIM BARBELLS BE USED TO TEACH CHILDREN TO SWIM?
26th Feb 2018
Should Swim Barbells be used to teach children to swim?
Again Swim Schools are divided about using any kind of flotation device when teaching children to swim. The cheap floating noodles are used by some to help support, while others refuse to use any aids at all. Who do you agree with?
Pros: If a child could use a flotation device to promote good swimming practices, wouldn't it be worth using swim aids to teach children? Swim barbells will maintain the desired horizontal position that is desired by instructors, if they are placed properly in the under arm. That being said, wouldn't that provide stability in the water for children 9 months to 4 years old, as they begin to gain independence? One would think, children might love jumping into the water, swimming to a barbell and maybe even racing with them. However, there would still be a couple challenges to overcome, right? Now if the barbell was scientifically designed for proper body position, keeping the body and chin close to the water and providing the correct amount of lift, wouldn't swim schools want to utilize them? So only one more argument to be addressed, the rough hard bar. Specially designed Soft Foam Padded Bar for comfort and easy grip are standard equipment on the Adventure Swim Barbells. Adventure Swim Barbells are scientifically designed for proper body position, keeping body and chin close to the the water. and just the right amount of lift.