What if my child doesn’t want to take lessons?
At first, the child may have very resistant behavior – but eventually, the teacher will bring out THE BEST in your child. We guarantee that you will be indescribably proud of your child (and of yourself) having persevered.
How often should you go?
Resistant or fearful students should sign up for at least two three week sessions. When they begin to enjoy the water and the process of learning, scheduling additional sessions is advisable.
How young can you be to start lessons?
Why start so young?
The younger the babies, the more likely they are to accept the water and instruction. Human infants are adapted to swimming. The behaviors of automatic breath holding and swimming movements begin to fade as of 3 months of age. Exposure to swimming provides the ideal exercise. They are not restricted to gravity and benefit from the cardiovascular exercise it provides. It gives babies a head start in learning basic swimming skills and improves bilateral coordination and balance.
What and when should they eat before lessons?
We recommend that children not eat an uncomfortably large meal before lessons. Beginning swimmers under two years of age should avoid food (especially dairy products) 2 or 3 hours ahead of each lesson.