Our Lycée has a beautiful heated pool with an area of 300 m2 for maternal and elementary children, it has showers, bathrooms, dressers and an office for the teacher in charge of swimming lessons.
The pool is important because we consider that swimming is one of the most complete sports that exist. In addition to the large number of muscles involved, the aquatic environment is ideal for keeping the cardiovascular system healthy, practically at any age. In children, it also regulates cholesterol and prevents obesity.
On the other hand, swimming brings the benefits of all sports, such as an improvement in the cardiovascular response to stress. Being a very technical sports discipline, swimming increases flexibility, and promotes coordination and agility.
It should not be forgotten that swimming, like most sports, favors socialization. It promotes values such as respect and equality with the rest of the participants. As for the psychic development of children, it strengthens feelings of personality, such as trust, stimulates their safety and independence in a different environment. It allows the knowledge of its limits, and the effort to overcome them, develops intelligence, increases the capacity of space-time orientation and improves kinesthetic-tactile perception: ``feel the water``
The three fundamental phases that every child goes through to learn to swim are the following:
- Survival. At this time children are taught to become familiar with water, to breathe and later to float. When trust is already well established, propulsion is taught by the aquatic environment.
- Autonomy. At this point we are already working with displacements, jumps and games in the water.
- Technique. Swimming begins as a sports discipline. Children are taught different styles and modalities of competition.