6 month old...Swimming Lessons?

Tamara - posted on 07/07/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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There is a class offered in our area for Swimming Lessons...6 months to 3 years...has anybody taken a class like this...what do they teach them?

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Felicia Neikolle - posted on 07/11/2009

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they teach them to not be afraid of water ... they teach you how to hold them and what to do to get them used to having water in their face and how to hold their breath when water hits. I did this with my son but had to re-enroll them when he was about four b/c we stopped being around water when he was about two. I would recommend it. My mom didn't do this with me but taught me herself ... I am a very good swimmer now.

Natasha - posted on 07/11/2009

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yes yes yes..
something i regret with my son. he is two and just starting now, which is hard because alot of kids his age are confident swimmers and he is not.

Samantha - posted on 07/08/2009

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I have taken my daughter to swim lessons that was from 1 month to three years. She was 7 months old. They taught me what to do if she was choking. They do back floats, front floats (while you hold them) and submersions. they basically try and get your child used to to the water so that they are not afraid to try the real swimming lessons when she turns three. Her class is an automatic pass and when she turns three she will be in the next level up!

It was a lot of fun. It is a fantastic bonding experience between you and your baby. I would recommend it to anyone!

Nicole - posted on 07/07/2009

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If it's what I'm thinking of, it's not really swimming "lessons", it's more to get them used to being in the water. They have that here at the YMCA, I plan on signing my 7 month old up for the next session. I didn't do it this time because it's summer and the only time they were doing it was like 8:30 Saturday morning! But it's usually on a Tuesday afternoon so we'll do that one. You can always take your baby to the pool yourself and teach them to swim, I grew up on a lake and never took a swimming lesson and can swim very well. I just took my son to the pool today for the first time and he loved it!

Kristen - posted on 07/07/2009

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I havn't taken one and i hav't found one formy 7 month old however when my husband was little he took one and he was swimming before he was walking. I have a picture of him swimming underwater at 7 months old. Didn't answer your question really, sorry. More of something i know i will be enrolling my son in if i can find one.

Kristen - posted on 07/07/2009

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I havn't taken one and i hav't found one formy 7 month old however when my husband was little he took one and he was swimming before he was walking. I have a picture of him swimming underwater at 7 months old. Didn't answer your question really, sorry. More of something i know i will be enrolling my son in if i can find one.

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