WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF SWIMMING LESSONS FOR BABIES AND PRESCHOOL CHILDREN?
We teach your baby not to forget his inborn breath-hold-push reflexes and to take the first steps to swim by using it effectively. During our training, we provide the necessary training to accelerate the physical development of your baby and to ensure that they spend a safe, peaceful and happy time in the water with their parents.
Swimming training has many benefits for your baby's health:
Thanks to dips, the amount of oxygen in the body increases and helps brain development.
- Provides Large and Small Motor development
- Increases body resistance and strengthens the immune system
- Strengthens the musculoskeletal system
- Supports the development of the lung
- Provides resistance to viruses
- Affects the nervous system and psychology positively
- Accelerates blood circulation
- Improves breath control
- Relaxes, triggers sleep
- Improves the senses
- Increases self-confidence
- increases appetite
- Provides balance and coordination development
- Reduces the risk of drowning
Babies between 3 months and 36 months are divided into 3 groups according to their age groups.
— 1 - 3 months: Baby spa in Bathtub
— 3 - 9 months: in the pool
— 9 - 18 months: in the pool
— 18 - 36 months: in the pool
Benefits of swimming for school and preschool children:
- Provides development of the entire musculoskeletal system
- Helps to establish correct posture or correct posture disorders
- Provides the development of coordination
- Provides improvement of sleep and metabolism
- Regular exercise strengthens the nervous system, improves mood and helps cope with stress
- Ensures that correct deep breathing techniques are learned
- Increases the capacity of the lungs and replaces breathing exercises
- Regular exercises improve blood circulation and the functioning of the cardiovascular systems
- Encourages rapid growth
- Helps the body to withstand cold, strengthen the immune system, prevent colds
- Develops children's self-confidence, teaches them to be determined and independent in life with discipline
- Increases the effect of other types of sports training (if the child does sports)
- It ensures that the risk of drowning in water is minimized.
WHAT DOES BUBU DO FOR ITS CHILDREN?
In our facility, all children are special and we have a special education approach for all of them. If your child has a situation that requires special needs, we can apply different lessons and provide support according to their needs.
Our aim is to accustom all our children to water activities , to learn by enjoying swimming and having fun .
WHERE, WHEN AND HOW ARE LESSONS HELD?
We start our swimming lessons with aqua-gym, our pregnant program in the womb. Thanks to special exercises, babies start training together with the mother. Then, as soon as the babies are born (as soon as their belly drops), we start the baby spa program in our special tubs and continue classes for up to 3 months (the time required for the immune system to develop).
We continue our swimming lessons in the pool from 3 months and continue our lessons until the age of 8.
We offer group lessons or private lessons at the pool. We recommend that you decide together with the teacher after the trial lesson which is more suitable for your child.
We wish you a good lesson!
HOW OFTEN SHOULD CLASSES BE HELD AND HOW LONG SHOULD THEY LAST?
We recommend that you attend classes
1, 2 or 3
times a week. Of course, the more often it happens, the more it will contribute to the development of children.
Our lessons last 30 minutes for 0 - 1.5 years old and 45 minutes for 1.5 - 8 years old.
These are the standard hours of children's activities according to the physical conditions of these ages.
WHICH HOURS ARE THE MOST SUITABLE FOR LESSONS?
Class times should be adjusted according to our children.
The most appropriate time should be determined for them to have an enjoyable and productive lesson.
Besides, babies should be fed at least 40 minutes before entering the pool.
Additionally, in order for the lessons to be enjoyable, it is recommended that they sleep and rest before the lesson.
For children, it will be sufficient to eat at least 1 hour before entering the pool.
IS IT BETTER TO CHOOSE GROUP LESSONS OR PRIVATE LESSONS?
In our facility, we apply swimming lessons with two different methods, group lessons and private lessons.
Group Lessons: It is held together with the parents (due to the pandemic, our groups are only for 4 people) accompanied by a teacher.
Private Lessons: One-to-one with a teacher.
During the trial lesson, you can determine the type of lesson according to your baby/child's adaptation to the water and the environment, by talking to your instructor.
Your baby/child will determine which one is more suitable for you.
Class times should be adjusted according to our children.
HOW MANY LESSONS DOES IT TAKE FOR BABIES AND CHILDREN TO LEARN HOW TO SWIM?
When you are just starting classes, you should not think that your child will immediately begin to work wonders. Sometimes the first swimming lesson can be a little hectic.
Especially if it's their first time seeing this much water or if there was a bad incident with water in the past. Our golden rule for the pool to provide maximum benefit to the child is, above all, that the lessons are fun and happy. Children should be taught to swim without forcing them. We just have to help them adapt.
Because when classes start, sometimes they may not be able to adapt to the water immediately. The easiest way is to start classes in the tub (up to 0-3 months) as soon as she is born (as soon as her belly falls off) and then continue lessons in the pool. Then the children can quickly adapt to the pool.
Babies' lessons should be one-on-one with the parent or with an instructor, depending on preferences. Thus, they do not feel alone in the water and, with the adult example, learn not to be afraid of water. Although the duration of our lessons is 30-45 minutes, it can vary according to age. When you come to the lesson for the first time, even 20 minutes may be enough, and in this case, you should try not to force your child in the first lesson.
On the other hand, having your lessons in groups can increase your child's interest and help them overcome their fears in a group of children of the same age. He tries to repeat the same movements with his friend in the group and thanks to him, he can learn to swim more quickly. If the group does not like the lessons, if he wants a calmer and quieter environment, it will be useful to start private lessons. You have to decide this together.
If your baby learns to stay on the surface safely and breathe properly, it only means that you are not wasting your time.
And let's not forget... It's never too late to learn to swim.
IS A DOCTOR'S REPORT REQUIRED FOR SWIMMING LESSONS?
We trust our esteemed parents as we know that the report received at the beginning of the education during our long-term lessons will not ensure continuity. Because we know that when your baby is sick or has a fever, you won't bring him and his friends to class so as not to risk it.
We know that your baby is your most valuable asset. Even if you bring your baby to class without noticing that he has a fever, our instructors may warn you to attend the lesson when they realize that there is a situation that prevents your baby from entering the lesson.
We hope you will understand this situation. You will be able to use your make-up lessons for the lessons you could not attend due to health problems.
ARE CAPS AND SWIMMING GOGGLES COMPULSORY IN THE POOL?
There is no cap requirement for swimming lessons until the age of 0 - 3. But from the age of 3, we need to teach our children the importance of pool hygiene and get used to the bonnets.
On the other hand, it is absolutely mandatory for our parents and teachers to wear caps.
In our lessons, we can provide the use of glasses even at the youngest ages. You can consult with your trainer when glasses should be purchased and worn.
WHAT HAPPENS IF WATER GETS INTO THE EARS DURING SWIMMING?
We know that our parents have fears of getting water in their babies' ears. But we can easily say with medical support that they don't need to worry. Because physiologically, the inner ear structure of babies is very different from their parents.
To explain this situation briefly...
The ear canal of babies is straight, short and wide, so water can come out easily. Therefore, it is sufficient to hold it in an upright position for 2-3 minutes or in a gas removal position for water to come out of the ear. As children grow, the internal structure of their ears changes and, like their parents, their ear canals become curved, long and thin.
In the event that children get water in their ears, the child will be supported by expert trainers.
HOW IS THE POOL CLEANED AND HYGIENE RULES FOLLOWED?
Our pool was designed and built exclusively for the use of our babies and children. Our pool water is heated to 32 degrees, and the air temperature around the pool is 30-31 degrees. In this way, we prevent our children from getting cold while they are in the water or when they get out of the pool.
While our pool is cleaned with the ozonation system, we enable you to follow our water values online from the screens inside the pool. In addition, our pools are analyzed by us 3 times a day and monthly tests are carried out regularly by professional laboratories and the Ministry of Health.
WHAT ARE THE SUBSCRIPTION PACKAGES?
Bubu Island has different course packages/memberships for each branch separately or for the use of the entire facility (according to needs and requests).
You can become a monthly member on 1 per week (2 lessons per week or 3 lessons per week, depending on your preference) or we have long-term memberships.
Moreover, Bubu offers 10% discount to siblings.
WHY PERFORM BABY MASSAGE?
Massage in babies is very important for both relaxation and development.
Since babies stand in embryonic position for 9 months in the mother's womb with closed feet and arms, the muscles always work in the form of closing, and in the form of opening, they start to work after birth.
Our job is to help those muscles open with massage. In addition, 90% of babies experience muscle trauma and contractions due to pressure and stress during birth. This problem can cause serious problems and restlessness in the first year of development of babies.
These problems that the baby will experience in the first year;
— sleep disturbance
— gas pains
— muscle contractions (neck, back, arms and legs, etc.)
In babies with muscle trauma and contraction, rotational movements, sitting, crawling and walking may be delayed. In order for babies not to experience these problems, it is beneficial to perform massage cures every 3 months from 3 months to 1 year old (3, 6, 9, 12 months new skill acquisition periods).
In our center, baby massage is performed with the different method of Russia.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BABY MASSAGE?
It strengthens the muscles.
— It strengthens the baby's nervous and immune system.
— It is made to protect babies from diseases.
— Massage of the baby's abdomen relieves and relieves gas pains.
— It strengthens the abdominal muscles and helps digestion.
— Accelerates body development.
— It accelerates blood circulation and sends oxygen to the tissues.
— It activates the nervous system thanks to the physical effect on the baby's skin.
— It initiates an impulse current to the brain.
— It strengthens the bone structure.
— Provides Large and Small Motor development.
— It provides the development of the brain and psychological relaxation.
WHAT IS THE REASON FOR A BABY SPA?
Baby Spa is performed with pre-pool water games and diving exercises in a separate tub, used only once for babies, until their immune systems are strengthened. Before entering the water in the tub, the baby's muscles are relaxed with massage and pre-water exercises are done, and then the lesson begins in the tub.
Babies make their preparations before the pool for the first 3 months without forgetting the reflexes in the mother's womb.
I AM PREGNANT. CAN I ATTEND AQUAGYM SESSIONS?
Thanks to the buoyancy of the water, you can do various exercises with natural movements without difficulty.
According to research, swimming and water activities are the most suitable physical activities for women to participate in during pregnancy.
In the AquaGym program for pregnant women, Aqua Yoga, Gymnastics, Swimming, Aerobics and special breathing techniques are applied.
AquaGym contributes to the pregnancy process for a comfortable and normal delivery.
CAN YOGA HELP WITH MY PREGNANCY?
Pregnant yoga is a practice for expectant mothers to have a much more comfortable pregnancy period, to reduce tensions by supporting the spine and waist with yoga and breathing.
This activity must be carried out in the presence of an expert.
HOW CAN PILATES HELP ME DURING MY PREGNANCY?
Expectant mothers do not only experience hormonal changes during pregnancy. Some discomfort may occur when the body weights of expectant mothers who experience physical changes are concentrated on a certain area. At this point, it is recommended to do pilates during pregnancy. Because it will be possible with pilates to prevent these pains before the waist and back pain becomes unbearable.
BUBU ISLAND EVENTS: YOGA
Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India. Yoga seeks to
achieve tranquility in mind and spirit through poses and meditation.
Although it is applied physically, the benefits it provides also show mental and spiritual effects. In other words, yoga is a journey that you will take off with your mind and body.
BUBU ISLAND EVENTS: PILATES
Pilates was developed by Joseph Pilates with the aim of increasing flexibility and improving
the overall health of the body. You can see it described as an exercise system. Sports can be counted in the class of exercise methods, which includes different activities to activate all parts of the body. These exercises can be easily performed on specially developed instruments called cushions or reformer pilates.
Pilates is considered as the sport of the century because of its numerous benefits to the human body. In addition, it is among the types of exercise that attracts attention from athletes due to its regulation of body posture.
In addition to regulating the posture of the person, Pilates classes aim to prevent posture disorders, pain and injuries that may occur in the body.
BUBU ISLAND EVENTS: KICKBOXING
Kickboxing is an eclectic combat sport that combines punch, kick, knee and limited clinch practices.
It can be applied as an exercise system as well as as a full contact combat sport.
It is a competition and defense sport that is thought to have its roots in Thailand and is based on technique rather than brute strength. Kickboxing is a combat sport based on strength and experience with the right technique.
— It runs all the muscles of the body
— It has very positive effects against stress.
— It consumes high calories and increases flexibility.
— Improves hand, eye and foot coordination and harmony.
— It causes the secretion of the happiness hormone (Enorphin), so that the person feels good after the training.
— It helps to remove toxins from the body thanks to sweating.
— It is perfect for the development of reflexes.
DO YOU OFFER WATER PROGRAMS FOR DISABLED PEOPLE?
In-water exercise programs:
- An alternative exercise technique ia applied to rehabilitate the musculoskeletal system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system diseases and physical disorders by using the advantages provided by water.
- Individuals with orthopedic disabilities, mentally handicapped, those with syndrome, muscle diseases, etc. will benefit.
Benefits of in-water exercise programs for individuals with disabilities;
- Reduces the load on the joints and muscles.
- Helps protect joints, ligaments and tendons
- Helps with pain management.
- Helps eliminate the problem that occurs as a result of orthopedic surgery.
- Reduces muscle tension.
- Increases body energy and power.
- Reduces stress and tension.
- Strengthens and increases circulation.
- Helps resolve respiratory system issues and problems.
- Provides the opportunity to exercise in an environment where the risk of injury and overload is low.
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