The Benefits of Learning How to Swim

Swimming has always been considered as a basic life skill. This could be why swimming is one of the most popular extra-curricular activities that us parents want our children to enroll in. For me, it is mainly because our country is surrounded by bodies of water and we want to be able to equip ourselves and our kids the ability to survive if the need arises. Not to mention, swimming is a good recreational activity too. 

But more than it being a good recreational activity, there are also other advantages that can be taken away from being a good swimmer. Here are some of the benefits of learning how to swim and why you and your kids should enroll in a good swimming school.

1. Health benefits 

Swimming is a good cardiovascular exercise. More than it being a low-impact workout, it helps burn fats in the right areas of the whole body. It also helps one develop strong bones and tones your muscles. Swimming is a good outlet to release stress and relieve tension from the body.

2. Self-Confidence 

Being an able swimmer even if you're not in the olympic levels give ones self-confidence a big boost. Swimmers usually have a more developed physique and toned body, more than the physical benefits, it also helps increase your positive mental outlook.

3. Useful in Saving Lives

Yes, being confident in the water makes you braver. In times of emergencies, your abilities can help you save someone's life. Again, since our country is surrounded mostly by bodies of water, the ability to take on whatever challenges you encounter in the water is an added life skill.

4. Supports Mental Health 

Swimming, like any workout that helps produce endorphins, helps in fighting stress, anxiety, and depression. The water has an uncanny ability to produce calming effects that have been found to help a person relax and have peace of mind.

5. Easy to Learn/Adapt 

For adults and most especially children, swimming is a skill that easy to learn. Being in the right swimming school supervised by a skilled trainer will make your learning easier. One of the premier swimming schools in the country, Bert Lozada Swim School offers different level of courses for everyone. Established in 1956, this school guarantees to make you a pro in no time.

But of course, it is recommended that we have our children acquire the ability to swim at a very young age. This is where Lozada offers different programs like:

My Baby and Me Program 
for children 6 months to 3 years old. This aims to familiarize children and parents with the water. This is in preparation for a different level of lessons as they advance.

Meant for children 4 years old and above. This is where survival and sound swimming skills are introduced. With 6 levels, the goal in the end is to help them enjoy the sport competitively.

Swim Squad
Kids aged 5 years old and above get to enjoy this level. Here, a pre-competitive program is introduced with coaching on four strokes - freestyle, butterfly, breaststroke, backstroke.

This level is for people aged 16-85 years old. They are trained with proper breathing techniques and stroke correction with or without background in swimming.

Bert Lozada Swim School has different locations where you can easily enroll.

In Metro Manila - Caloocan, Las Pinas, Makati, Mandaluyong, Manila Muntinlupa, Paranaque, Pasay, Pasig, Quezon City, Taguig, Valenzuela, San Juan, and Marikina.

In provinces - Batangas, Bulacan, Cavite, Ilocos, Laguna, Nueva Vizcaya, Pangasinan, Rizal, General Santos, Quezon,. Nueva Ecija, LA Union, Lucena, and Bacolod.

With a lot of recognition and certifications under their belt, Bert Lozada Swim School, is where you should enroll yourself and your kids.

Visit their website Bert Lozada Swim School or @bertlozadaswim on Twitter for more information.


Chuchai and I got to experience one day of swimming lessons bv Bert Lozada Swim School at ACE Water Spa, where they invited Mommy bloggers and kids to try their trainings. Along with their sponsors, Speedo, Dermplus and Toy Kingdom. 

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