We wanted to enrol IY to a swimming class. He’s 4 now dah cukup besar nak learn to swim. Daripada dok berendam je dalam pool pakai floaties and play around everytime we go for the splash time, baik belajar swimming betul2 and learn the right technique. Lagipun swimming is a good exercise. Did you know that swimming is one of the best non-medical way to reduce asthma. Not that IY has asthma (Nauzubillah), but asthma runs in (both) families, so we just want to be safe than sorry.
A quote from here:
Swimming is one of the best forms of exercise for people with asthma, especially children, as it is less likely to cause asthma symptoms. This is because when you’re swimming, you are breathing in air near the surface of the water that is warmer and more humid (moist) than normal air. Actual swimming training can increase the volume of the lungs as well as helping to develop good breathing techniques. This type of exercise is excellent for improving muscle tone and general fitness and is also great fun for children.
I was a kid with asthma. I had frequent severe attacks during school days. Selalu je MC. Selalu je teringin nak minum ais. Kalau minum sorok2 pun nanti kantoi gak sebab nanti start batuk. Batuk pun sorok2 tahan tutup bawah bantal takut mama dengar. Hehe!! Then dad enrolled me to swimming classes when I was in Standard 5 (kot..lupa dah). I enjoyed it very much! And alhamdulillah my asthma attacks has reduced tremendoulsy ever since. Until now, I only get occasional asthma attacks which needed minimal medical intervention. Kalau ada pun I just needed to rest and drink warm water and that’s it. Kalau dulu masa kecik2 sampai kena masuk ER tengah2 malam amik neb. Same goes to my second brother. Yang adik2 no 3 and 4 I think their asthmas are not as bad as ours. Alhamdulillah.
Back to the topic, I went to the same place where my siblings and I went for our classes dulu i.e. Kompleks Renang DBKL near our home. Sadly, they only take 6 yo and above. Frust mak! Sebab situ tersangat la murah fees dia. RM50 per month je.
So I google-d to find places where they accept babies and kids. Banyak rupanya! And their fees varies too. From RM250 to RM500 pun ada. Yang one to one pun ada, group pun ada. Babies pun ada (but we are not ready for Z yet lah, afterall he’s not Baby Bella!;)). After calling and emailing around, we found one place yang nampak suitable in terms of the location and fees. Location kat Bukit Antarabangsa and the fees is RM250 for 12 classes. That’s RM83 per month or RM21 per class. See, I have done the calculations for you already. You can keep your sempoa now.
Today we have made an appointment to visit to the pool during their class and meet the instructor. Just to get IY used to the idea dulu. Tak nak la terus register and campak dia masuk pool. Trauma anak bujang tu nanti! If the mommy-vibe says okay and IY is okay..we’ll go for it. Class is once a week je for 45minutes.
Will update more nanti!
Share with me your experience if you send your kids to swimming class gak.