Swimming Lessons?

Community Leader
Registered: 04-08-2008
Swimming Lessons?
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Mon, 04-23-2012 - 12:42pm

Has anyone put their 2/3 yr old in swim lessons?

Community Leader
Registered: 07-26-1999
Wed, 04-25-2012 - 10:22am
Emma, who just turned 5, took swim lessons for the first time last fall. We went to the YMCA for them so I could put her and Madison, 2 1/2 at the time, into lessons at the same time. Because Emma had never had lessons before and still needed the basics of blowing air bubbles, floating, etc. they put in her a 2/3 year old class with an instructor (completely without me) and they learned the basics with a floatation device around their waists. She picked it up very quickly in the short 3 week class that she took. We opted to do the 3 week Saturday morning class as opposed to the longer 5 week during the week session. It worked very well for us and she would have went to the next preschool level swim lesson class to learn to do the same types of things completely without hte help of a flotation device, but we couldn't figure out a time for both girls to do a class at the same time. Unfortunately, Madison, the younger one, because of her age and lack of water skills, was put in an infant class that didn't hold her attention at all and she refused to learn anything they taught her and we would have had to retake that class with the infants again. :0( and I would have had to take one kid to a morning swim class and the other to an afternoon swim class. I am actually going to start them back in swim lessons in May again as we're going to the coast in July and I'd like their swim skills to be a bit better before we go. I can move Madison up to the same class Emma took last fall, hoping that will work better for her since its not a mommy and me infant class. (How was that for a long winded answer, LOL). I was very happy with the class, I think it all depends on the teacher and where its being taught. A co-worker of mine had her DD, same age as Emma, in a recreation swim lesson through their city and was very unhappy with the results. Her DD loved the class, but they had some issues with revolving instructors the entire 6 weeks and her DD didn't really learn anything during the class.
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Community Leader
Registered: 04-08-2008
Wed, 04-25-2012 - 2:03pm
It sounds like little Madison is pretty strong-willed! Landon can be the same way. If it isn't his idea, he won't do something. I'm a bit afraid of what will happen in the class- if he'll even participate or if it will be a bit waste of time and money. I guess we'll see! I hope the new class for Madison will help grab her attention more. Hopefully she'll enjoy it as much as her sister!

Community Leader
Registered: 07-26-1999
Wed, 04-25-2012 - 2:11pm

LOL!

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