Is cabin fever and unburnt energy tearing apart your home this winter? The team at Kingswim has the solution – get your kids swimming!

Kingswim Centre Manager, Joanne Franklin says swimming is not only an essential life skill, it’s also one of the best energy-burners for kids in the cold months.

“During winter, kids can get restless not being able to run around and stay active outside,” she says.

“Swimming is a great way to remain fit while being in an indoor environment and is a sure way to burn those energy levels without having to worry about being in the cold and wet weather.”

“What’s even better is Kingswim has a constant water temperature of between 32-33 degrees, meaning even on gloomy winter days, it’s always a nice day for a swim!”

Joanne says despite the old wives’ tale that wet hair in winter causes colds, there is no truth to the myth at all.

In fact, General Practitioner Dr. Sam Hay says he’s been telling people for years that they needn’t worry about having wet hair in winter.

“Viruses don’t breed in our hair. So, if your hair gets wet, you won’t suddenly get sick,” he says.

“People may be surprised to know that swimming through winter can improve a child’s immune system by keeping them fit and healthy, reducing their risk of catching a cold. So it’s time to stop fearing wet hair!”

Beyond curing cabin fever and keeping energy levels curbed, there are plenty of other reasons to get kids into swimming this winter.


  • Repetition is key for long-term skill retention – months of summer lessons can ‘go to waste’ if stopped over winter. Maintenance and reinforcement is key to maintaining technique, stamina and confidence. This is particularly important for infant, toddler and pre-school aged children when long-term skill retention and muscle memory are starting to develop.
  • Stay safe – accidents can happen at any time of the year in the water, so it’s important children understand how to handle emergencies and stay water confident year-round.
  • Swimming makes you smarter – swimming has been proven to assist in brain development and for school-aged children, assists with the development of academic performance, as well as coordination, motor skills, balance and concentration.
  • Reduce the risk of colds – children who swim throughout winter have stronger immune systems and are less likely to catch colds and flu.

Contact Kingswim today for a free introductory lesson* at one of its 19 centres.

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