Did you teach your kids to swim? Did they take lessons? My 4 year old just started to dog paddle, but would rather wear her water wings. What is the best way to teach her to swim?Answer Question
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Answer by CometGirl at 9:14 AM on Jun. 14, 2011
I've been teaching swimming lessons on and off for 15 years. I take my kids swimming, and we do work on the "basics", which any parent can do...but I will not be teaching them to actually swim, they will start lessons around 5, when they are kinesthetically aware enough of their bodies to actually get what they are supposed to be doing (and it saves some money).
I *don't* recommend water wings--they keep the body in the wrong position in the water for them to learn to swim, and they don't allow for proper arm movement. I would recommend one of these (walmart has something similar by OP in their pool stuff section).
Answer by thalassa at 8:40 AM on Jun. 15, 2011