im looking to take my son swimmming on the weekends instead of swimming lessons

Posted by, 9th November 2017

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  • I think just getting them familiar with water will help. Tip little bits over their heads and make a game of it so they don’t get frightened.
    Also, it is good to get them to float on their backs. Small baby steps with little babies.

  • Start by teaching them to paddle and kick to the side of the pool, and to get themselves out. That is the most important thing! Then start to teach them to roll on to their backs and float, and teach them to kick with ‘rocket arms’. Try to teach only one skill at a time, starting with kicking, then adding arms, then breathing. Also teach them to push off the bottom of the pool to reach the surface

  • Is there a specific reason you don’t want to do swimming lessons and want to teach your son yourself ? When you observe swimming lessons for kids you see they start with water kicking, floating exercises, games, splashing and confidence in water. These are things you sure can start with.

  • All I can say is swimming lessons, they were the best thing for my children to learn to swim. My oldest daughter, who is 12yo now swims for the state in state swimming championships. All those lessons paid off and now she loves to swim more than anything.

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