News24.com – You may have seen a few pictures on social media of ywChildrens Swim lessons, but you may have also been curious about the reasons for their existence.
Read MoreThe YWCA says they offer swimming lessons to children aged two to eight, although this may include children of parents who are also parents of children.
The YwCA says it was formed in response to a growing demand for children to be active.
“In the 1980s, we started offering swimming lessons, and it was a real hit,” said Dr Jennifer Williams, YWC’s director of family and health services.
“At the time, we were having a hard time getting people to take the time out and come and visit us.”
We had some families who were very worried about their children’s health and safety.
“But after we introduced the children’s swimming lessons in 1989, we saw a huge increase in our attendance and the number of children who came to the centres.”
“The children in the centre are getting younger, and the adults are getting older,” she said.
“The more that people come to our centres, the healthier they become.”
In 2015, the YWCL launched its Swim and Play program, with classes for up to eight children and adults.
It is a program that has now expanded to include children and adolescents.
“It’s really important that we provide our children with the opportunity to swim and play, and that we give them the opportunity, as well, to learn a lot about physical activity,” Dr Williams said.YWCA has been offering swimming and swimming lessons for children since 1989.
“When I first started working in the family and healthcare field, I was very excited about learning about swimming and playing, but then I realised I was going to have to teach them the basics of swimming,” she continued.
“As a result, I realised there was a need for more and more swimming and exercise.”
Dr Williams says they are not just a swim school, but a swimming and fitness centre.
“They’re really about the children and families, and how they can learn how to take part in sports and how to help each other in that process,” she explained.
“I think a lot of people are still unaware of how important it is to get children to have an opportunity to play with and learn about sports and exercise.”
So, it’s very important that they learn these skills and then be able to take them out into the community and have fun and be active,” Dr Weiss added.
Topics:youth,children,childrens-and-children,health,family-and_children,community-and‑society,health-policy,healthcare-facilities,community_and_multicultural-multicultural,swimming,australiaFirst posted October 05, 2019 17:30:24Contact Lisa WilliamsMore stories from New South Wales