“We don’t have a pool” “We’re so busy with soccer/football/gymnastics” “It’s such a pain with the wet suits and wet hair” “It’s too expensive to join a pool or take lessons” “We’re just not a swimming family”
What is your excuse not to have your kids in swimming lessons? Learning to swim isn’t just for fun, it’s a life skill that can keep your child alive. You don’t have to have a pool – water covers 70% of the earth’s surface and your child will be around water every day of their life.
Too busy with other sports? Swimming is one of the best all-around exercises there is – Google Aaron Peirsol or Cullen Jones if you want to see the results.
Worried about the hair/makeup/mess? I swear by Phyto 9 leave-in conditioner, and get your child’s hair wet before they go in the pool, absorbs less chlorine. Hard to believe, but my hair looks better when I swim.
Too expensive. I understand, but contact your local Y, Boys and Girls Club, Swim for Life and find out about assistance. Anytime you purchase a copy of ‘Jabari of the Water‘ (at Amazon or on our web-site, www.jabariofthewater.com) we donate 10% of revenue to programs that fund swimming lessons for at-risk kids, maybe your child will benefit.
Just not a swimming family? But I know you are a family that wants to keep your kids safe, healthy and alive – time to re-think how you define yourselves.