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Introducing Baby Swimming Lessons

Most baby swimming lessons are more like mommy-and-me style classes where a parent participates with the child. You should sign up for lessons through a reputable swimming facility and with an instructor who you trust…

Advice:

Show up to your lessons in your bathing suit, and ready to jump in and assist your baby in these introductory lessons…


You really will be introducing your baby to the water more than teaching them to swim. Babies who are given this formal introduction while small are much less likely to have a fear of the water when they get older. In most cases, babies start out in these early life lessons and go on to be complete water babies…

They enjoy being in the water, take naturally to different strokes, and are much safer in the water than children who do not have that foundation…

Is Your Baby Ready?

There really is not an age that is “too young” for baby swimming lessons. You can start taking your baby in the water with you when they are newborns, but they will do better in formal lessons after they are able to hold their own head up. They do not need to be talking or understanding everything you say to them. As long as you can hold them in the water and move them around, they can safely start takinbaby swimming lessonsg lessons.

Small babies may not be able to kick their legs or swing their arms, and that is okay…

You are there to move their arms and legs for them, thus introducing them to the very basic motions used when swimming. Their small brains are learning skills that will make them excellent swimmers later on, but they are not aware of that just yet…

Finding Baby Swimming Lessons

As your baby grows, it will be easier to find swimming lessons for them. To get started, look for lessons oriented toward babies, parents, or mommy-and-me style classes. These classes are often offered through public swimming pools, YMCAs, and other organizations that cater to the public…

Expert tip:

If they have lessons for older kids, they probably have something for babies as well. The classes may just be more limited for this age group…



3 Responses to “Introducing Baby Swimming Lessons”

  1. Nicholas says:

    It makes sense that if you introduce your baby to water at an early age, they should learn to swim faster and better when they’re old enough to take swimming lessons. Me for example I learned to swim at the age of 15 and I had a tough time catching up with all other students in the same class. I’ll make me the last bad swimmer in the family.

  2. Rachel P says:

    At 9 months old I thought my baby would be too young to start getting swimming lessons, but I guess I was totally wrong about it. I think I’m going to introduce her to the kitty pool next time and see how she likes it.

  3. Baby Swim says:

    Fantastic article Sylvia. I think swimming lessons for kids are very important to improve their health, and confidence in the water. I think every parent should think about swim lessons for baby in toddler age. Do you agree?

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