My fourth little one has finally started swimming lessons. Being that she is 22 months old, I know she should have started younger, but that’s another story.
Living in Florida, swimming lessons are a must. Early on. No matter what. We have lakes, rivers, pools and the Gulf of Mexico in our backyard and don’t you want your child to have fun enjoying all that Florida has to offer?
I’m writing this article because I read another article on the Today Moms Blog that highlighted another blogger from Delighted Momma who was talking about a near drowning experience. It can happen. So quick. And if it does. Your kid shod be ready incase you aren’t. One second. That’s all it takes.
My personal experience with swimming lessons with my kids has all been through Seal Swim School. I cannot say enough positive things about their approach to teaching children how to swim, learning the “monkey walk” to get out of the pool and how to “find the wall.” All of my children have learned here and that’s why we are back one final time.
I have compiled a list of my personal recommendations as to who has lessons and where you can go to find out more information. Some we have also tried, others I have friends who have highly recommended them as well.
My advice: Do it. Spend the money or do it yourself. They might not like the lessons at first, but they will get used to it. There are many methods to teaching young children how to swim, or survival techniques. Find one you believe in and you can’t go wrong.
Thank you to Cigna for sponsoring this post with tips on how to make this a safe summer for all our little swimmers!