The benefits of cardiovascular activity and aerobic exercise are immense. According to the American Heart Association, physical activity will improve your overall quality of life. This notion is shared among most health institutions. Though learning how to swim is considered as a safety precaution for preventing a series of accidents when in or around water, swimming has been scientifically tested to improve one’s well-being because it is part of a complete exercise regimen. It is considered to have the least amount of stress on joints with benefits like improved flexibility, strength, coordination, and aerobic prowess. Studies also show that the body becomes naturally inclined to consume more oxygen during high-intensity phases of exercise, which strengthens the lungs and allows swimmers to breathe at greater ease during rest. Aerobic exercise also decreases resting heart rate and blood pressure. The health benefits resulting of two to three 30 minute swim sessions each week can ultimately transform your lifestyle and drastically improve your overall well-being. You don’t need to become an Olympic swimmer in order to enjoy the maximum benefits of aerobic exercises. However, you do need to challenge yourself. Here at Splash Fit Swim Club, we encourage swimming to be used as a tool for great mental and physical health!
Splash Fit Swim Club Inc. was founded by an aquatic instructor and swim coach in Harlem teaching minority communities basic swimming skills and water safety awareness. With an epidemic of people drowning in the city, he wanted to expand the services where teaching a necessary life-saving skill has been the number one priority. Splash Fit uses advanced teaching techniques on levels based upon ability to promote learning. Our team adjusts the stroke curriculum to meet each swimmer’s specific needs so that they can learn at their own pace, not only making sure that our clients are more comfortable around all aspects of aquatics, but ensuring that they develop a skill set that can be used for the rest of their lives. Splash Fit’s mission is to help participants reach their personal goals, whether it’s for safety around water, staying healthy, competing at an elite level, or recreation.
At Splash Fit Swim Club Inc., our team consists of highly trained experienced certified instructors (Red Cross Water Safety Instructors, USA Swimming badged coaches) who come from all areas of the world and focus on training swimmers of all ages reach their personal goals while keeping a positive attitude at all times. These instructors go through various trainings, not only for facilitating swim courses, but on how to best connect with individuals, keeping them comfortable and engaged through out their entire experience. It’s simple to follow curriculum and lesson plans, but we adjust to each and every participant’s learning ability so that they can get the most out of every session. Our founders have been teaching and coaching for over 15 years in the metropolitan area and have trained numerous individuals to reach elite competitions such as Junior Olympics and Zone Qualifiers in the USA Swimming League. We believe that with a positive mindset and a comfortable environment, everyone can learn!
Our skill levels are designed to help you progress in becoming the best swimmer you can be. Each class is assigned an instructor for the appropriate skill levels to be achieved. Instructors range from experienced WSI for Parent & Child Aquatics and Learn to Swim classes to USS badged coaches who refine stroke techniques for competitive swimming. Skill levels are not locked in. As the participant progresses and achieves the skill assessments, all assumed by the instructor, the swimmer moves on to the next level. There aren’t any strict checklists or manuals to follow, objectives and distances change as the participant learns and shows improvement. Please be sure to review each course’s skill level prerequisites. Knowing where you or your child’s skill level is leads to the best overall experience.
Above all, safety is of most important to us. During all of our sessions, certified lifeguards are always on duty to ensure we enjoy the water in the safest way possible. Our complete team, including coaches and instructors, are all certified in Lifeguarding, CPR/AED and First Aid.