Swimming pools are proving very popular with Australian homeowners. The top areas for pool ownership are Sydney on the east coast and Perth on the west. Surprisingly, it’s not just warm weather that prompts families to install a pool. A little over 15% of families with kids in the 6-11 age bracket have a pool, and that figure increases to 20% for those with children 12-15 years old.
Swimming lessons at home:
Public swimming pools the world over run swimming lessons for toddlers upward. In many countries, swimming lessons are built into the school curriculum, showing how much emphasis is placed on teaching children to swim from an early age.
Pressure of work, young siblings in the brood or other family commitments sometimes make it extremely difficult to get the kids to swimming lessons. Public pools can also be cramped and a large number of participants may affect the quality of training the children will receive. It becomes much easier if they can be taught to swim at home.