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    Default Child swimming lessons

    I'm still undecided weather to take me boys. One is 5 (school next year) the other is 2.5yrs.
    I do want them to know to swim, but when's the best time to commit to weekly lessons.
    Also I think the 2.5yr is too confident and doesn't really understand the dangers of water.
    We don't have a pool, but go to the beach/pools in summer.

    Im in Melbourne (Moonee Valley area) and am looking into Paul Sadler Essendon ($23 per student!!) or Elite swimming ($17) and Windy Hill Essendon $15

    I need to sit down and work it all out!!

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    It's never too late to start. I started my older kids from 2 years, 1 year and 6 months and hoping to stsrt my youngest within the next few months too.

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    my ds1 started at 3.5, my dd at 5 and ds2 at 7 months. I really wish I started the older 2 earlier to be honest. they will be doing swimming at school next year and I don't want my dd to be one of those kids like I was where she loses confidence because she's not up to where the other kids are. knowing her personality I know already she will get hung up over it... and ask ''why can't I swim like them?''.

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    I don't have kids yet but I remember as a kid (primary school age) I was going to VicSwim lessons during school holidays.
    I notice from their website they're still running the program and start from a really low level of water skills. It's $25 per participant for 5 days.
    Maybe your child that is starting school next year would benefit from that program during summer?
    Also the school might run swimming as part of PE in primary school to follow on from that. I can't remember that far back!
    Will leave it up to better knowledge than I for info about younger children swimming.

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    My son started at 6 months and now at almost 4 is pretty good for his age.
    DD started at 12 months and loves it.
    I believe the early the better when it comes to swimming.

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    Thanks all, now I just have to go through all the potential places. Im trying to get a centre where DS1&2 and learn at the same time (different groups).

    DS is 2.5yrs and can go in a class on his own (or with me) the class on his own will have around 4 students in total (so no parent in the pool), the one with me will have 7 (plus parent in the pool)

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    I know Paul Sadler are expensive but they are great! My son went there and he learnt so quickly. They teach survival skills first then technique later. I'd recommend then!

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    Yes especially for 2 kids!

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    We've gone since 6 months

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    Definitely start now. It's never too early to teach kids water safety. Your son will learn to respect the water and not be too confident.
    My DS is 2 and can get himself in and out of the pool and swim on his own (with floaty's). It's the best thing I ever did. Not only that it's excellent for fun and exercise.


 

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