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    Default Distressed at Swimming Lessons???

    I know it is important to learn to swim but my daughter is distressed and cries the whole time she is 3 yrs old.
    She started the term alright loving it but now she hates it and I am thinking of pulling her out. I know how important it is I dont know what I should do

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    Do you get in with her? I would try and take her to the pool more often, even if she just plays. Don't make her do anything, just let her become comfortable with the water again and I would recommend you get in with her too.

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    at our swim school we can't get in with them when they are 3 years of age. try to get the instructor to engage with little games maybe?

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    Did something happen for her to change? DD (4) loved swimming and then she fell off the platform and scared herself so she refused to go, kicking, screaming, tears. I hopped in with her for a few lessons encouraging her to let the instructor help her again. Once she stopped crying every time, I 'forgot' my swimmers, she has been fine since.

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    Default Distressed at Swimming Lessons???

    I'd try and start taking her to the pool for a play with you to get her more water familiar. Has she done much swimming before?

    Is there something in particular that she's upset about? Can you talk to her teacher or the swim school about tips?

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    ive talked to her and to her teacher nothing has happened to make her act like this. I cant get in the pool with her

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    It could just be a stage. Understand though it's not nice to see your child distressed and feels like a waste of money as lessons are expensive.

    Is she like this with other pools or just the lesson?

    I don't think giving up is the answer. Maybe try taking her to a swim centre that has splash pools etc get her confidence up and slowly reintroduce the 'big pool'. If it's pools/water in general that might be a bit harder. I would have another talk to the swim instructor she really should be giving you advice on how to handle it.

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    I'd be taking her to the pool as often as possible and get in with her.

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    Try another swim school. They may have pushed her to do something she wasn't ready for.


 

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