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There is a wide range of reactions for children when taking swimming lessons. For some it is the most exciting part of their weekly activities, but for others it may be a difficult process. For those children, the parents’ involvement can be tricky. What kind of roll should you have?
Showing Confidence Helps
Showing confidence in the instructor is the first step in getting your child to trust the swim teacher. We know it may be difficult, but you need to remember you chose your school because you trusted the school’s philosophy. Give the swim instructor a honest chance to show you their approach, because your child reflects how you react.
Whatever age you start your child’s classes, Into the Swim teaches all ages, remember this is a year-round process. Especially with younger students, the large gap in between quarters makes it very hard for the student to retain what has been taught. Winter weather should not be a deterrent. Into the Swim’s indoor pools assure the weather outside will not affect the class structure.
We understand there are many options offered to kids everywhere, but nothing should ever take priority over safety. Tragically, drownings occur. Your choice of swim lessons over other activities can help prevent your child from being a victim in these awful occurrences. Other sports and activities should not get in the way of your child’s safety.
When doing Into the Swim’s small group swimming lessons, speak about how great they are when at home. Encourage your child to talk about their new friend in their 2 students to 1 teacher ratio class. Remind them how knowledgeable and friendly their swim instructor is and how fun the next class will be.
Enjoy the learning process of your child’s swimming lessons, because this time in your child’s life happens once. Learning how to swim safely and properly should not have a time limit, because every child learns at a different pace. Take a deep breath, always smile and you will be amazed at the progress your child will make.