Thu, 14 Mar|
Water Wellbeing at Birtenshaw School
Water Wellbeing session for young people aged 7 - 15 who love to be in the pool! A session to promote wellbeing, relaxation and designed to be fun! A chance to meet others in a relaxed welcoming environment led by fully qualified swim instructors.
Time & Location
14 Mar 2024, 16:00 – 16:45
Birtenshaw School , 82 Higher Ln, Fazakerley, Liverpool L9 7AB, UK
About the event
Please arrive 5 - 10 minutes before the session to get changed.
This is a mixed gender and ability session.
Why join this session?
Wellbeing swimming sessions for children and young people can have numerous positive effects on mental health and overall wellbeing. Here are several ways in which swimming can contribute to their mental health:
- Physical Exercise and Mental Health:Swimming is a full-body workout that promotes physical health. Regular physical activity is linked to improved mood and reduced symptoms of anxiety and depression. The release of endorphins during exercise contributes to a sense of well-being.
- Stress Reduction:Being in the water can have a calming effect, helping to reduce stress and anxiety. The rhythmic and repetitive nature of swimming can create a meditative experience, promoting mental relaxation.
- Social Interaction:Wellbeing swimming sessions often involve group activities and social interaction. Building positive relationships with peers fosters a sense of belonging and support, which is crucial for mental health.
- Confidence Building:Learning and mastering new swimming skills can boost self-esteem and confidence in children and young people. Overcoming challenges in the water can translate to increased resilience and a more positive self-image.
- Sensory Stimulation:Swimming engages multiple senses, providing a rich sensory experience. The water's texture, temperature, and buoyancy can enhance sensory integration, benefiting individuals with sensory processing difficulties.
- Mind-Body Connection:Swimming requires focus and coordination, promoting a strong mind-body connection. Concentrating on movements and breathing can help children and young people become more aware of their bodies, fostering mindfulness.
- Improved Sleep Patterns:Regular exercise, such as swimming, is associated with better sleep quality. Quality sleep is crucial for mental health and can contribute to improved mood, cognitive function, and emotional well-being.
- Coping Skills Development:Facing challenges in the water and learning swimming techniques can teach valuable coping skills. The ability to cope with difficulties in a controlled and supportive environment can translate to improved resilience in everyday life.
- Emotional Regulation:Swimming can provide a healthy outlet for managing emotions. The combination of physical activity and the soothing nature of water can help regulate emotions and reduce feelings of frustration or anger.
- Enjoyment and Fun:Above all, swimming sessions are meant to be enjoyable. Having fun in a supportive environment contributes to positive emotions, laughter, and an overall sense of well-being.