Swim Lesson For Kids
Spring is here and young swimmers be ready...
This newsletter will address the time to start your kids to swim.
The Swim-buoy can be used as young as 2 years old but has more success with children 3 and up. With the Swim-buoy they build the proper muscles to swim at a younger age.
Our motto is "FUN WAY TO LEARN TO SWIM". The soft inflated Swim-buoy fits snug and does not rub the child's skin like the hard rubber or Styrofoam swimming aids.
The big key is to deflate the Swim-buoy as they become stronger. Most important "NEVER LEAVE YOUR CHILD ALONE"
The featured article is about when a child should be swimming.
Keep them swimming,
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Swim Lessons for Kids
By Vincent Iannelli, M.D
The American Academy of Pediatrics used to recommend that you not begin formal swimming lessons until kids are at least 4 years old. That is the age that children are thought to be 'developmentally ready' for swim lessons.
That advice has changed though. While the AAP still recommends that all children who are four years old and older begin to take swimming lessons, they are no longer against aquatic programs and swimming lessons for younger toddlers and preschoolers between the ages of one to four years old.
That doesn't mean that your younger child who takes swimming lessons will become 'drown-proof' though. Infant and toddler aquatic programs are very popular among parents and kids and are a good way to teach your kids to enjoy being in the water. They can also help teach parents about how to be-safe around the water. However, these types of programs may not decrease your child's risk of drowning and are not a substitute for adult supervision and safety in the water, although some small studies have found that 'some drowning prevention skills can be learned' by these younger children.
Keep in the mind that the AAP is not going out of their way to say that all children between the ages of one to four years take swim lessons. They are simply saying that it is okay to take swim lessons at this age if a parent wants to.