Keeping Kids Active During Cold Rainy Months


It never fails, the minute the temps finally rise after a brutal frigid winter the rain starts falling. Spring in the Midwest is like a mashup of the movies Groundhog Day and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, it’s gentle, then vicious, and it just repeats like that until summer. Well, to be fair, we do usually receive a solid 24 beautiful hours of spring at some point, but don’t blink because you will miss it. The fact that the weather is more unpredictable in the spring months is really discouraging for us parents who are trying so hard to make certain that children are receiving the recommended amount of physical activity each day. Especially this school year, with most children sitting in front of computer screens, not receiving physical education weekly, or even recess. Before long the impacts of a sedentary lifestyle set in and the symptoms can not only be significant but detrimental to their overall health.

What are the health risks of sedentary lifestyles in children?

Having an inactive lifestyle can lead to chronic diseases, even in children…by not getting regular exercise, they raise their risk of

  • Obesity
  • Heart diseases, including coronary artery disease and heart attack
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Stroke
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Certain cancers
  • Increased feelings of depression and anxiety

Source 

Message received loud and clear! We need to get our kids moving more, but how? Springtime poses so many issues like, rain, snow, rain & snow, puddles, mud, it makes even going for walks a complicated effort….grab your rain boots, umbrella, winter hat, gloves, etc. There’s always the YMCA or other clubs? The problem with those is that most require a membership cost in addition to programs/class costs, and then there’s the commitment, most also require a commitment of one year, and honestly after this past year it’s tricky to make any long term financial commitments. It may seem discouraging but there is a glimmer of hope. Believe it or not there is a way your children can get active, while learning a very valuable life skill in a climate controlled environment that doesn’t require a huge commitment or entail any layered costs.  What is this treasure? Where is it located? And most importantly how do you sign your kids up?

This local treasure is SafeSplash Swim School, located in Holland, Ohio. SafeSplash offers swim lessons for children and adults of all ages and abilities in a warm, welcoming, and safe environment. You and your children’s health is of utmost importance to SafeSplash which is why they only offer semi-private lessons, with the maximum of two students per lesson, or private lessons. And there’s no need to worry about a huge time or financial commitment, they offer the convenience of adding a class as you go, that’s right, you don’t need to sign up for a year, 6 months, or even 6 week commitment, this is legit a parents dream come true! But what about the quality of the class, does no huge commitment mean the instructors won’t be fully engaged? Not at all, in fact, SafeSplash understands that the match between an instructor and a student makes a significant difference in the student’s learning.

They give your swimmer the opportunity to learn from passionate certified instructors that provide individual attention in a manner that is tailored to their learning style. They call this uniquely tailored approach to teaching the SafeSplash Match. They strive to exceed your expectations every time you come to swim lessons. They offer positive and fun experience to their students with the ultimate goal of helping them become safe, happy, confident, lifelong swimmers. So what are you waiting for? Swimming is a magnificent way to keep your children active during the cold and rainy days, help them to have a valuable lifelong skill, and they’ll have a blast! There’s nothing more exciting when it’s cold outside then to be able to jump into a warm inviting pool, each lesson is like a mini vacay. Book their mini vacay today! 

SafeSplash Swim School

Location: 1510 Spring Meadows Drive #D-100, Holland, OH 43528

Phone: (419) 370-2801

Website: https://www.safesplash.com/locations/holland

To Register Email: ktaylor@safesplashswimlabs.com

Cost: For the customers’ health and safety instead of group classes they are offering Semi Private Lessons for ONLY $25 per class (2 kiddos per class) and Private Lessons for $45 per class at this time. Classes are offered 1x a week. FYI-there is a one time yearly fee of $30

Just FYI, when something like this literally checks all the boxes it fills up fast!! And be sure to share with fam/friends…this would make for a fun experience for BFFs or cousins to share 😉  

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