My son is 6, and the other day we went to a pool. He was super excited until it came time to get in the water. He kept telling me that he doesn't know how to swim, that he would drown and that his floaties wouldn't hold him up. It took a good half hour before I talked him into it by telling him id hold him until he felt comfortable. He never had a close encounter with drowning or anything, maybe he overheard a story on the news about drowning or something, i don't know. I considered swimming lessons, but I just feel it would be a waste of money if he even refuses to get in the water. Suggestions?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 12:12 PM on Jun. 24, 2013 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
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Answer by missanc at 2:57 PM on Jun. 24, 2013
Another thing to try is find a pool wit ha zero entry area. It's like a little ramp, usually into the wading/shallow area. There are no steps and your kiddo can choose just how far into the pool/how deep he goes. They're becoming more and more common in my area.
Something like this:
Answer by Rosehawk at 2:27 AM on Jun. 25, 2013
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