Inhaling water happens from time to time especially if a swimmer doesn’t have efficient breath control. School of Little Swimmers employs a gentle approach to decrease the risk of inhaling water.
If your child inhales water, it is essential to remain calm and not let them think this is a bad thing, keep smiling and be happy! Discouraging your child can have a range of adverse effects and significantly impact their confidence and progress.
At SOLS we do not recommend forced submersion as it can cause children to ingest or inhale. Forced submersion can cause psychological trauma associated with water. Only submerge your children once they have efficient breath control.
Inhaling water can come with some risks. If you notice your child experiencing episodes of coughing, complaining of chest pain, feeling lethargic and having difficulty breathing after inhaling water seek medical advice immediately.