What to Expect During Brooks’ Summer Swimming Program

Books School Summer Program is more than a summer camp. Our wide array of programs for children ages 3–18 helps young people develop skills for a successful future. 

While participants engage in daily activities, something else is happening: they gain self-confidence, social skills, and leadership qualities. Brooks School prides itself on offering summer programs that have a purpose and long-lasting impact on each child.

A cornerstone of the day camp is our unmatched summer swimming lessons. It’s a great way for kids to learn about swimming techniques from highly qualified instructors. In a day camp setting, they’re able to make new friends in the process and give parents some free time during the summer months.

Why Swimming is Important

According to the United States Swim School Association, swimming is a life-or-death skill that every child should learn at a young age: 

“Learning to swim is a life-or-death skill, essential for every child.  Formal swim lessons between ages 1 and 4 can help reduce the risk of drowning by 88% according to a study conducted in 2015.[1] Drowning is the number one cause of unintentional injury death for children ages 1 to 4 and a leading cause for young people up to 14 years of age.[2]  A young child can drown in less than 2 inches of water.[3]

The risk of drowning is a public health risk and childhood-established swimming skills are one of the integral drowning prevention strategies identified by national drowning prevention communities and the American Academy of Pediatrics. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that ALL children learn to swim as early as age 1. [4] Removing access to water safety and swimming lessons inherently puts children more at risk of drowning.”

What is the Best Age to Start Swimming Lessons?

Swimming is an essential skill that every person should learn at a young age. It can save their lives, and it also allows for more freedom to exercise and have fun in the water during the summer. “Formal swim lessons between ages 1 and 4 can help reduce the risk of drowning by 88% according to a study conducted in 2015.”

How Long Does It Take to Learn to Swim?

Like any other skill, practice makes perfect. The more frequently a child takes swim lessons, the quicker they’ll create muscle memory and improve their swimming skills. 

According to WeAquatics, “most students learn to master [swimming] skills in five to seven weeks.” This is why enrolling your child in summer swimming lessons at camp is the perfect opportunity to teach your children to swim.

At Brooks, you have the option to choose sessions as they fit best into your summer schedule. Enroll two weeks at a time to tailor your child’s swim experience. 

Why Choose Swimming Camp at Brooks?

During swimming camp at Brooks, each child is assessed before receiving daily, individualized swim lessons, led by a member of our American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors. 

Afternoons offer the opportunity to free-swim in our two large outdoor pools supervised by certified lifeguards. There’s nothing better after some hard work than to enjoy the pool with friends! 

Enroll in Swim Camp Today

At Brooks, your day camper will gain a truly special summer experience where they’ll learn basic swim exercises, discipline, and strategic thinking, along with social skills and self-confidence as they work amongst their peers. You’ll love seeing their progress at the end of the program! 

Contact us today to discuss dates, rates, and enrollment.