Everyone needs to know how to swim. It is important for children to learn how to swim. Teach them at a young age, and they will have a talent they will never lose. Besides, one never knows when the knowledge of how to tread water or swim will come in handy. Not only is moving around in the water a healthy practice, but it’s fun and playful too. Safe water activities also take away fears. Learning Swimming is written for children who want to, simply put, learn how to swim. From getting used to the water to important rules for swimming, this book covers it.
In the delightful illustrations, you will meet Dolly the dolphin and Speedster. They are your companions throughout the book as they take you on all kinds of fun swimming lessons. These pictures will inspire children in their swimming efforts as they demonstrate how to do various strokes and positions. In addition, it is written in child-appropriate text that will motivate the beginner swimmer in his or her encounters with the water. Learning Swimming teaches swimming basics and techniques. Within the pages you will find special exercises that are specific to swimming. Children will have a blast working the puzzles and making journal entries of their progress.
Throughout Learning Swimming, Dolly and Speedster will offer tips and remind the children to practice their swimming exercises and techniques. As a parent, grandparent or anyone who wants to support our little swimmers, you will find many useful suggestions.
About the Authors
Katrin Barth is a teacher with many years of teaching experience. She also has the book series Learning … Training.
Jurgen Dietze is a swimming instructor of the college level. His research work focuses on child and youth swimming.
As an active swimmer, he holds several national titles, has been European Champion, and has participated in the Olympics.