• 98C Preddys Rd, Bexley North NSW 2207
  • 5:30AM to 9:00PM


Due to essential works required for Angelo Anestis Aquatic Centre, the ground floor change rooms and indoor 25m pool hall mechanical ventilation system will be offline from Tuesday 14th November 2023 through to Friday 24th November 2023. Temporary measures will be put into place during this period including portable units in the change rooms and a slight increase in 25m pool temperature. In order to control air quality and humidity, the indoor 25m pool hall air temperature may be cooler than usual, dependant on weather. No other areas are expected to be affected. Thank you for your understanding.
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Understanding the Holistic Impact of Swimming on Children’s Development

Swimming is an activity that is loved by everyone despite age. Further, it is not just a recreational activity; it’s a powerful mechanism that plays a vital role in the holistic development of a child. Swimming lessons are critical for a child that provides early childhood development. Early childhood swimming aptitudes can help a kid develop the emotional, mental, and physical skills required to develop and evolve into a healthy and successful adult. 

Let us mention how swimming plays an essential role in child development! 

Physical Development
Being in the water helps a kid to move independently before they can crawl or walk. Water is considered to be a safe place for them to understand their balance, they’ll become a lot more coordinated out of the water too. Swimming also boosts their heart and lungs as well as the muscles of the arms, legs and neck. Further, baby swimming is said to be good for their eating and sleeping patterns. 

Cognitive Capabilities: Sharpening Young Minds
The cognitive advantages of swimming go beyond the swimming pool. According to some studies, swimming which is a regular physical activity, improves cognitive function in kids. The mixture of rhythmic movements and the requirement for breath control boosts the brain, enhancing memory, focus, and problem-solving aptitudes.

Confidence building in kids 
Learning to swim is a milestone for a kid. This is an essential activity that boosts a sense of accomplishment and self-esteem. From floating to swimming strokes, this fun activity empowers kids with a newfound confidence that not only is limited to the poolside but permeates into other aspects of their lives as well.

Making New Friends 
Swimming is a social activity that provides great opportunities for children to communicate with their peers. Group lessons, water activities, and swim meets foster a positive atmosphere for teamwork, and the development of social skills. 

A Necessary Life Skill
No doubt, the most important aspect of swimming in child development is the knowledge of water safety skills. Swimming lessons provide kids with essential life-saving capabilities, reducing the possibility of water-related accidents and infusing a sense of accountability around bodies of water. Our expert at Angelo Anestis Aquatic Centre are fully trained to provide a holistic approach to your kid.

social skills, socializing skills

To Conclude! 

Swimming is more than a recreational activity; it’s a great tool for child development. At Angelo Anestis Aquatic Centre, we understand the importance of life skills for a child. We encourage everyone to learn swimming via our Learn to Swim program

If you want to keep your child active during the upcoming school holiday, check out our January School Learn to Swim Intensive program!

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