Is your child having fun and enjoying the experience of swim lessons? Has he or she shown an interest in joining a swim team? Perhaps you are looking for an organized sport activity that your child can do until they graduate college, and beyond!
Teaching a child how to float on their back for the first time is an intimidating task not just for the swim instructor, but for the child as well. Not every child is going to be willing or eager to float on his/her own, especially when the child is put in the hands of a complete stranger.
Eager parents often ask, “At what age should my child be taught how to swim?” Recent studies suggest that swim lessons and water survival skills start being beneficial to children as early as ages 1 to 4 years old. The AAP recommends swim lessons as a layer of protection against drowning that can begin for many children as early as 1 year old.