When is the best time to teach a child to swim?

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When is the best time to teach a child to swim?

The younger you can start a child in the water, the more skills they will develop and the more at ease they will be in the water. Not only is that good for them but as a parent the knowledge that they are safe in the water makes the enjoyment of swimming and other water sports that much better. Start teaching them when they are babies. Even an infant can find pleasure in spending yet another bonding activity with a parent, older sibling or other significant adult in their lives. Many swim places also offer instructed swim classes geared towards children as young as toddler s and preschoolers. Others may offer combined parent and infant swim classes. The point is to make the children both proficient with their swim skills and more at ease in the water while still learning the dangers and rules associated with swimming. Younger children are not expected to know or be comfortable with all aspects of a pool and swimming when they start out with classes. If you go watch one of these classes, the instructors begin with very simple activities to get the children used to the water. Some are much more fearful and timid than others. Some kids will join right in with exuberance. If you yourself are not a proficient swimmer and have your own fears and lack of water skills, having little ones start with lessons taught by professionals is a great way to get them started. When is the best time to teach a child to swim? Right now! Mama Nono

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