im sure it's a matter of comfort, but just ballpark estimate, what age?
my oldest is 4, last year i finally got her over her fear of water. she swam inside a floaty ring made for kids, and once she was comfortable with that, i put her in one of those things that snaps around their back, and they put their arms in. so like arm floaties with an extra thing around their tummy. she got really good with that, although she was terrified at first. she has some anxiety about trying new things, she was terrified to let me give her a piggyback ride too, but once i had her do it, she asks every night since!
so anyway, i cant remember when i was old enough to swim on my own. im thinking around 5 or 6? im sure she could benefit from swim lessons too. all my children could, actually (ages 4, 2, and 1)
Answer by missanc at 3:47 PM on Mar. 9, 2011
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Answer by Marinagraphy at 4:04 PM on Mar. 9, 2011
I used to teach swim lessons to children from 6 months old to (roughly) 5 years old. I taught some of the 6-12 age group too, but mostly the younger age group. As babies they will learn the motor skills to splash around and "swim" but most kids won't really learn swimming skills until closer to 5 years old.
Answer by Rosehawk at 4:04 PM on Mar. 9, 2011
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