Swimming lessons: FAIL

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Registered: 03-27-2013
Swimming lessons: FAIL
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Thu, 07-25-2013 - 2:49pm

I feel like I just wasted two weeks of time and money on swim lessons, sigh. My son still hates the water. Every day he clung. He screamed. He cried. Refused to put his head under the water. I can't get much out of him other than he said he was scared. I had high hopes that professional swim teachers would be able to make better progress than me or his dad have. UGH. Maybe next year?!?

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Registered: 11-28-1999
Thu, 07-25-2013 - 3:30pm

Well he's pretty young.  I don't think everybody is going to like swimming.  I'm an adult and I still dont' like putting my head under water, I can't open my eyes under water and I don't like swimming in water over my head.  Maybe when he's a little older he will like swimming but I wouldn't force him to do things he's not ready for.