Important Reasons for Home Schooling Parents to Consider Custom Pool Installation

Posted on: 6 April 2015

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Do you home school your children? Are you looking for more ways to help them be healthier and more socially active? Here are some reasons why having a custom swimming pool installed in your backyard might be the answer:

Allows them to compete in sports: Your nearest schools may have rules that disallow sports participation by students who don't attend classes full time. Even if they do allow participation, they may have practice times that don't mesh with your schedule. However, you may want to contact your local school district office to see if they allow homeschoolers to participate in swim meets at the district level. Another option is to seek out a team in your area that's geared specifically for your family's needs. For example, in Tennessee, parents can sign their children up for an aquatic program designed for homeschoolers. Competing in this way may help your child to build friendships and friendly competitive drive. But since your child or children won't be reliant on having other students around to practice with, a custom swimming pools that's designed for swim training will allow them to swim a few laps whenever they have free time. If, with your permission, they want to do some swimming in the morning and do their biology lesson while waiting for a dentist appointment, they'll be able to do so. This way, they'll be ready for the district competitions with minimal interruption of their lessons.

Allows them to compete in sports: Your nearest schools may have rules that disallow sports participation by students who don't attend classes full time. Even if they do allow participation, they may have practice times that don't mesh with your schedule. However, they may still be able to participate in swim meets at the district level. Competing in this way may help your child to build friendships and friendly competitive drive. But since your child or children won't be reliant on having other students around to practice with, custom swimming pools will allow them to swim a few laps whenever they have free time. If, with your permission, they want to do some swimming in the morning and do their biology lesson while waiting for a dentist appointment, they'll be able to do so. This way, they'll be ready for the district competitions with minimal interruption of their lessons.

May allow them to get a college scholarship: Most people are aware  football, hockey, basketball and baseball scholarships. But did you know that it's possible to get into college with a swimming scholarship? Universities are looking for students who can not only perform well scholastically but who are also great swimmers. If your child is already doing great at school, you may want to look into different types of custom swimming pools, in order to help them train for a scholarship. Learn the eligibility requirements instituted by the NCAA for homeschooled athletes so that your child can meet or exceed their standards for the eligibility waiver process. Some parents prefer homeschooling for their developing athlete. They find that homeschooling allows them to focus on scholastic essentials for a few hours, then spend the rest of the day in physical training. Homeschooling may have been part of the strategy that made teenager Katie Hoff a strong swimming contender in the 2004 Olympics.  Be aware that swimming scholarships may not cover the entire school tuition, they could assist your child in attending a university that you might otherwise have been unable to afford.

They can have impromptu pool parties: If you are homeschooling your children, you want to know that they are not only growing academically but socially as well. Unfortunately, as you are probably aware, it can be difficult for them to make friends if they aren't attending the same school as other children in the neighborhood. But custom swimming pools can provide your children with an excuse to invite friends over. Unless the other child also has a swimming pool, they will probably be delighted by the prospect of your child inviting them over for a swim. You may even decide to invite all of the neighborhood children over for a pool party, so that your children can enjoy spending time with others that are the same age as they are. Of course, you will want to make sure that your children are aware that they shouldn't invite friends over to swim unless there is adult supervision at home.