Kids love the water! Outdoor pools and the beach in the summer, indoor pools in the winter – swimming is year round fun!
In addition to swimming and splashing, there are also lots of ways to incorporate water exercise into pool time.
Watch physical therapist Kendra VanWasshenova demonstrate several great exercises for developing motor skills, coordination and strength in the pool this summer.
Take the next step:
- Check out other kid fitness videos from C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital.
- Tips on how to introduce your child to running, even if you’re not already a runner yourself!
Kendra VanWasshenova, DPT, is a physical therapist at U-M C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital’s Milestones program. Milestones offers physical and occupational therapy by pediatric PT and OT specialists trained specifically to care for a children and young adults who have acute medical problems, rehabilitation needs and congenital or acquired conditions.
Camp Little Victors is the virtual summer camp program from C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. Each week, for six weeks, participants receive an email full of ideas and activities to help keep families busy, happy and healthy all summer long. Learn more and sign up.
University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital is consistently ranked one of the best hospitals in the country. It was nationally ranked in all ten pediatric specialties in U.S. News Media Group’s “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals,” and among the 10 best children’s hospitals in the nation by Parents Magazine. In December 2011, the hospital opened our new 12-story, state-of-the-art facility offering cutting-edge specialty services for newborns, children and women.