It is an amazing feeling, when you learn that your child has a passion and gift for something. If you first noticed it at their school’s swimming pool, you may be wondering how to best harness this gift. Your child is a natural swimmer, but their technique is unrefined. Their school only offers swimming lessons on a limited basis. What they need is proper training to see if they can become a great swimmer.
The best way to give your child a chance of being a great swimmer is by enrolling them at a swim club. They can practice breaststroke drills, learn how to dive, and iron out any technical faults in their swimming motion. And most importantly, they are doing all these things in the company of other talented children.
Competition Leads to Excellence
If your child is the best swimmer at their school, are they being tested? It is unlikely. They can keep doing things in the same way for years, and no one at the school will be faster. But your child is not developing. When they come up against other talented swimmers from the area, they are forced to improve.
Find the Right Level
The great thing about swim clubs is that most have multiple levels. Even if your child is not a seasoned pro in the pool, they will have a place at the club. Whether it is at the first, second or third level, they will start from the appropriate spot and keep learning.
If your child loves to swim, and they are fast in the pool, they deserve a chance at improving. You can never know where talent can take a child. Maybe it will help your child get a scholarship to college in the future. You will never know unless you give them a chance to hone their talent.