Jump In! How to Teach Kids to Swim at Every Age

Not sure what to do when? Read up on how to turn your guppie into a full-fledged swimmer. (22 Photos)

Stacey Stapleton on Jun 5, 2012 at 12:48PM

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a Stacey Stapleton on Aug 8, 2011 at 11:20AM

As with any other developmental milestone, kids are ready for swim lessons at different ages. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that most kids ages four and over should learn to swim. Many kids, however, are ready for swim lessons earlier than that. Just take your cues from your child and keep it fun. Lessons should be short -- no more than 30 minutes for preschoolers and 45 minutes for older kids.

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