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Swimming can play a major role in our health, development, success at school, at home and profoundly affect our overall quality of life. Few activities can provide this benefit at EVERY age. Our mission is to help instill these skills and benefits to all who visit our aquatic center.
Every visit to the pool, every swim lesson or swim team practice represents one step in a progression towards great rewards in the water...and out. Water safety leads to confidence, seeding a child's ability to accomplish advanced swimming skills. These skills, in turn, set the stage for a young person to improve, to "swim far and fast", and before long they're watching the competitive team practice and connect what they're doing to what they can be doing in their future! Our goal is to foster the idea that it's not "just a swim lesson". Rather, every step is but one step towards the next great challenges and rewards that are available to all in our awesome sport!
Why Learn to Swim?
Save a Life
Swimming is not an instinctive, natural skill for humans. We can not survive in water unless we are taught how to swim. We believe all children and adults should learn to swim. Drowning is the leading cause of accidental deaths relating to children ages 1 to 4, and the 2nd leading cause of death for children ages 1-14. Our kids face many challenges in our world today. The threat of drowning does not have to be one of them. Participation in swimming lessons can reduce the chances of drowning by 88%. (Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine 2009) (SEE MORE ON THIS TOPIC)
Skills & Confidence
A child that swims learns confidence, motor skills, social skills, teamwork and integrates active, healthy lifestyle attributes early in life. Swimming helps alleviate fear and build trust. Children who learn to swim at a young age excel outside of the pool, too. In a recent four year study, children who participated in frequent swim lessons "were anywhere from 6 to 15 months ahead of the child's peer group when it came to cognitive skills, problem solving in mathematics, counting, language and following instructions.” (Study)
Healthy Living...For Life!
Few activities can have such a positive, enduring affect on our lives like swimming. Unlike any other sport, swimming is a low impact activity and provides uniform resistance over the entire body. Frequent swimming develops the aerobic system, building endurance. In fact, a recently announced 32 year study of 40,000 people found that swimmers have about half the risk of death, compared to runners, walkers and inactive people. (Study, Add'l Studies)
Whether you're 2, 20, 50 or 80, swimming regularly can positively impact your life in countless ways!
Swimming is an outstanding lifelong sport! From age group swimming to collegiate and masters swimming, our sport is safe, fun, competitive and rewarding. Swimming teaches us commitment, discipline, perseverance, goal-setting, how to manage failure and embrace success. Ask any professional swim coach what they see their swimmers' life skills provide their entire lives. Over 60% of our graduating swimmers have earned college scholarships, and Trident has placed swimmers at the state, national and Olympic Trials.
Tryouts for our new Junior Team (ages 8-13) are held, upon request, until all roster positions are filled. For details, visit Trident's Website. and complete our online form.
Learn to Swim
Warm, Shallow Teaching Pool (separate from competition pool)
Baby & Me
Beginner through Advanced
Swim to Compete
Trident Competitive Swim Team (ages 8-18) (Team Website)
Non-Swimming Athlete Off-Season Conditioning (Track, Basketball, Football, Wrestling, Tennis, Volleyball, Baseball, etc.)
Swim for Life
Active over 50!
swim for fun
Family Open Swim
Swimming is life altering
A Griffith University study examined 7,000 children who took swimming lessons in the USA, Australia and New Zealand. Turns out, those swim class kids had a substantial competitive edge across all developmental areas:
Intellectually, children were 6 months ahead of their peers in counting and mathematics reasoning.
Physically, children were 7 months ahead in motor development.
Socially, children were 15 months ahead in sociological and emotional development.
water safety & Education
Statistics on American Academy of Pediatrics
New 2019 Guidelines Classes In its newest water safety guidelines, the AAP recommend children start swimming lessons around age 1 to help decrease risks of drowning. (See AAP Report) (Washington Post Article on New Standards)
Parent-Child and Toddler Swim Classes Recent studies suggest that water survival skills training and swim lessons can help reduce drowning risk for children between ages 1-4. Classes that include both parents and their children also are a good way to introduce good water safety habits and start building swim readiness skills. If your child seems ready, it's a good idea to start lessons now.
Swim Lesson by the Time They're 4....A Must for Most Families! By their 4th birthday, most children are ready for swim lessons. At this age, they usually can learn basic water survival skills such as floating, treading water and getting to an exit point. By age 5 or 6, most children in swim lessons can master the front crawl. If your child hasn't already started in a learn-to-swim program, now is the time!
Statistics on Why Children Must Learn to Swim
Parents and Swim Instructors CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS!
Approximately 10 people drown every day in the United States. Drowning is the 3rd leading cause of unintentional injury deaths worldwide, accounting for 7% of all injury-related deaths.(Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))
More than one in five fatal drowning victims are children younger than 14. For every child who dies from drowning, another five receive emergency department care for nonfatal submersion injuries.(Source: CDC)
Drowning is also a silent killer—most young children who drowned in pools were last seen in the home, had been out of sight less than five minutes, and were in the care of one or both parents at the time. (Source: Present P. Child Drowning study)
Participation in formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88 percent among children aged one to four years. (Source: Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine 2009)
If a parent does not know how to swim, there is only a 13 percent chance that a child in that household will learn how to swim. (Source: National research study by the USA Swimming Foundation and the University of Memphis)
Seventy percent of African-American and sixty percent of Hispanic/Latino children cannot swim. (Source: National research study by the USA Swimming Foundation and the University of Memphis)