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What age should a child start swimming lessons?


Asked by Anonymous at 1:07 PM on Mar. 26, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • You can start as early as 6 months. I am having my girls go through swimming lessons this summer. They are 3 and 1.

    Answer by amber1330 at 2:04 PM on Mar. 26, 2011

  • IMO it depends on the child. If they are fearful of the water I would start around 1 yr just to get them more comfortable in water. If they are already comfortable int he water then I would say around 3 when they can really start to learn to float and really swim some.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 1:09 PM on Mar. 26, 2011

  • I say the earlier the better!!

    Answer by jnb71584 at 1:12 PM on Mar. 26, 2011

  • All of ours started by a year old, in "tiny tots", a parent had to be in the pool with them but it taught them basics that helped out when they got to regular lessons. My oldest will be taking her 8th year this summer, she's 9.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:28 PM on Mar. 26, 2011

  • They start at 6 months at our ymca

    Answer by MommyH2 at 1:36 PM on Mar. 26, 2011

  • I started swimming by myself (doggy paddle with floateys) at like 3. But i was already a water dog.

    Answer by kandimomma at 2:52 PM on Mar. 26, 2011

  • we start all of them at 1!

    Answer by JoLee12345 at 5:48 PM on Mar. 26, 2011

  • I was told as early as the child will allow but no earlier than 5 months

    Answer by EricaLaShay1025 at 8:35 PM on Mar. 26, 2011

  • My DD was around 5-6.

    Answer by 1smartcookie at 2:11 PM on Mar. 28, 2011