Thursday, July 11, 2013
Kids Swim Lessons
I have written before about Mr. J's fear of water. How he always wants to swim, but would end up scared and not get into the pool - or cling to me.
We had a great summer last year, visiting friends with a pool almost weekly; he did well in his swimming lessons with the city in the fall, however he wouldn't put his face/head in the water and still has that fear.
I really want him to enjoy swimming; we have lots of family/friends that have swimming pools, and I don't want him scared to be in the water.
I decided to put him in to private swim lessons. There is a woman in her early twenties that started a business out of her parents home - offering private and semi private lessons in her backyard! When I found out about this last summer, she was full. I put my name on her waiting list in March - and as soon as she emailed me we him up with private swim lessons.
It is the best thing we could have done. He still doesn't want his face/head wet - but he has really perfected his kick and is doing so well in other areas. I am unsure if he will pass the first level (with him not putting his face/head in - that's still a pretty big issue) but I am SO SO proud of my Mr.J.
She actually had cancellations for 2 separate weeks over the summer -so Mr. K will be going next week, and one week in August as well! can't wait to see how he likes it.
If you have kids with a fear of water, I would highly recommend that you look into private kid swim lessons for them. Group lessons don't work well for kids that are timid; they really only get 5-6 minutes of 1-1 instruction in a 30minute session.