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Baby Swimming Lessons

5 and up

Your child can...

  • Put together all the pieces (arm and leg movements, breathing) to begin learning actual swim strokes.
  • Jump and learn to dive into the pool.
  • Work on floating and gliding skills.

Fun ways to learn

  • Fill colored plastic eggs with pennies, then have your child swim down to retrieve them.
  • To practice her gliding, she can blast off like a rocket ship from the side of the pool.
  • Encourage those underwater somersaults: They're good preparation for learning flip turns.

Keep in mind...

  • Looking for a class? The best size is no more than six kids per teacher.
  • Go over the pool safety rules with your child each time you go there.