Most kids jump at the chance to go swimming! Your child doesn’t have to join a league or participate in competitive swimming.
Make a notebook to track times and your child can compete against her strongest competitor of all: herself. Pool passes are fairly inexpensive, you don’t need to install a lap pool in your backyard.v
If your child hasn’t had swimming lessons, now is a great time to arrange for them. Knowing how to swim doesn’t mean your child is immune to water related accidents, but it makes drowning much less likely.
Unless you sign up with a coach or a local YMCA program, you will need to supervise your child. Even teens should always have a life guard and a buddy for practice. Swimming offers great flexibility with opportunities to train with a team, or keep the sport about individual progress and goals.