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    Default Swimming Lessons?

    What age did you start swimming lessons? We can enroll DS at 4 months (which is very soon) but is it worth it that young? What will he learn? Can I just put him in the pool at home and do stuff with him? I assume it's really all just about getting him used to water at this age?

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    Bub loved it, but she def liked it better at 6 months as she was more interactive!!

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    Yep - we had DS in our pool from 3 months, he loves the pool and the beach , I tried him with private lessons for a few weeks at 2 and he hated it, now at 3 I've taught him to jump in from the side , dog paddle to the steps and get out of our pool, plus he boogie boards in the shallow waves at the beach and gets dunked all the time !
    ill probably start him again with proper lessons about 4 but I think getting them used to the water and water safety is all they need at that age

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    We started DD at 18mths, she has been improving slowly but surely - 2 steps forward 1 step back.... but she is not a fan of the water in general so we are taking it slowly. We thought about starting her at a younger age, but we just thought we'd wait..... maybe if we had she wouldn't dislike it so much! Hindsight is a wonderful thing!!

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    I started DD at 7 months (term 4 was starting and it's Warmer ) she loved it. At 19months she can kick to the edge with minimal assistance. Happily swims under water and can swim up when you push her to the bottom. By 3.5 I have seen kids swimming 25 metres unassisted.

    My next child is due November so will start them term 4 next year so 10
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    I started DS1 at around 7 months (would have started at 4 but is was still a bit cold). When we first started it was all about getting him used to having water poured over his face and graduating to dunking him right under and him learning to hold his breath. I started swimming for social reasons as well as learning to swim, but we didn't do anything in lessons that you couldn't do at home. Maybe attend a few lessons to get an idea of the activities they do then practice at home.

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    Both mine started at 4 months. By 5 months they knew to hold their breath when going under and close their eyes. Definately worth staring early, they love the water.


 

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