DD is 5 and recently had swimming lessons at school for 2 weeks. I was amazed that there were children in her class who can't swim! DD and DS1 both started lessons at 6m and can swim all the strokes even butterfly. DD is a beautiful swimmer with perfect technique. For those that can't don't you worry if they fell in a pool? That was my main reason for starting but they love it so we stay on. DS2 will hopefully start next month but we've already taken him swimming a few times and taken him under the water. He loved it. I will feel so much better when I know if he falls in he can get to the edge or float on his back.
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29-09-2013 23:21 #1
Can your child swim? How old are they?
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29-09-2013 23:43 #2
My eldest is 7 and has been going to swimming lessons since he was 6 months old but he can't swim any of the strokes without a board. All kids are different when it comes to learning. What might be easy for your children, might not be easy for others.
29-09-2013 23:47 #3
No my kids can't swim. My almost 6yr old went swimming with school earlier in the year and I was worried that she would be the only one who couldn't but I was also surprised by the number who can't as it felt like everyone else seemed to be swimming but us! (I have an almost 4yr old also). She loved it but has anxieties (in general) and one of them is putting her head under the water.
I thought about putting my her in swimming when she was a baby but she suffered from eczema and I was worried how it would affect her skin plus the chemical use in the water. Life went on and it's now so expensive to have 2 kids do it especially on top of other activities! We don't have a pool nor do we know anyone with one so it isn't a priority at the moment, although I do want them to learn eventually.
29-09-2013 23:49 #4
Yes I do worry. Especially since I have a close friend that lost her 3 year old to drowning many years ago
DD has grommets in her ears and I know we are in for a battle if I try ear plugs, so I just haven't.
We too started lessons at 6 months and loved it. Then I pulled her out for the winter because it was quite cold getting in and out of the car with wet hair etc. (pool was heated). I regret that now, because she never adjusted back into the class when spring came around. Not long after she got the grommets put in and doctor said underwater swimming was fine so long as she had plugs or ear putty.
She enjoys going swimming with us but never puts her head under.
So I suppose my plan is now to wait until the grommets fall out which should be by the time she is 5. I've just had a baby too which makes it bad timing to start up lessons again because I would have to be in with her but if anyone has any great solutions dh could probably start taking her on the weekend.
30-09-2013 00:07 #5
DS1 3.5 is about to start in his 3rd term of lessons. ATM it looks like a lot of splashing around but he in fact is doggy paddling. I am confident that if he fell in a pool he could get to the edge & hold on which is essential as he has no fear of the water
DH 37 + me 33 = DS1 3.5 & DS2 10 wks
30-09-2013 00:16 #6
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30-09-2013 00:59 #8
Swimming lessons aren't cheap. You'd be amazed how many people can't afford them.
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30-09-2013 02:00 #9
Thats why ill be enrolling DD when she is 4 months!
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30-09-2013 04:26 #10
Miss 5 can swim very well! she can do freestyle an backstroke for half the pool, she has done lessons since 3 and is in a class with kids older than her now
Miss 3 just started classes but can already swim back to the wall by herself etc
Think knowing how to swim is very important
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