I only had school swimming lessons when k you young, but we had a pool so I turned it a great swimmer. If you don't want to do swimming lessons at least take them to the pool every week or two to build their confidence and skills. My kids always make big leaps when we're on holidays and swimming several times a day in a resort pool. I guess that's like the school holiday swim programs.
Anyway it's like stretched said, it depends on what you want for your child.
+ Reply to Thread
Results 11 to 14 of 14
13-08-2016 18:01 #11
13-08-2016 18:52 #12Senior Member
- Join Date
- May 2014
It depends on what you want. As a kid we did condensed swimming lessons over summer holidays...then we had a pool. My stroke isn't perfect, but I can swim/body surf etc. I'm confident in the water.
We don't have a pool. My pre-teens still do swimming lessons year round, and we have no plans on stopping. My kids love to surf, so I want to know if they lose their board in the ocean they can swim back to shore. We go to a pool about once a year...we swim in the ocean mainly, so we want our kids to be able to swim a decent distance, and to keep up their swimming skills and strength.
It totally depends on what you want, though. Some people see swimming as a sport...we see it as being equally important to knowing how to read and write.
14-08-2016 11:54 #13Senior Member
- Join Date
- Jun 2009
Can you do classes outside of school?
My ds changed swim schools because they refused to pass him. They flat out said he couldn't swim after 1.5 years of proper lessons.
Cue New Year's Eve pool party at his uncles house and he swam the length of the pool unaided, contrary to what the original swim school thought he was capable of.
After that I changed to a smaller 1on1 swim school ($1 more expensive a week) and he's been going great guns.
Just a thought anyway.
14-08-2016 13:22 #14
How does she feel about it? I know if my DS1 failed a level he would feel quite upset about it especially if his friends passed and he didn't. I would chat to the teacher and find out what it was exactly that he needed to work on and as others have suggested I would probably take him to private classes to get him up to scratch, if only to restore self confidence.
If on the other hand, she isn't worried or doesn't particularly enjoy swimming, I wouldn't push it. Putting unnecessary pressure on might make it worse.
It could well have just been an off day or unwillingness to participate for whatever reason. I think it really depends on how your DD feels about it.
By WiseOldOwl in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & ChatReplies: 15Last Post: 28-02-2016, 17:45
By FTMumma in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & ChatReplies: 7Last Post: 16-02-2016, 14:15
By 2ndtimemumma in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & ChatReplies: 8Last Post: 15-09-2015, 16:25
GymbaROOGymbaROO offers activities for babies & toddlers in a fun learning centre, focussing on developmental education. ...
LATESTWhy it is OK for your child to be differentWhat is a blessing way? How is it different to a baby shower?7 ways to break the ‘mumnotony’ at home
POPULARWhen can I start giving chores to my children?New baby nursery checklist – a guide to newborn essentialsWhat to pack for labour and hospital – a checklist
FORUMS - chatting now ...
I has a funny funny #2Games & fun stuff
April/May TTC group chatConception & Fertility General Chat
Miracle March TTC and Testing ChatConception & Fertility General Chat
Feeding a 9 month oldGeneral Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
Married At First Sight 2017Movies / Music / Books / TV Chat
Dr Antony Lighten - Appreciation threadpregnancy and babies through IVF
Fulfilling our BabydreamsEgg Donation