Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Posted by: Sharmila Rajah Post(s) by this blogger
At her first class...
Is four a good age to begin swimming lessons? Experts seem to think so.
Here’s why –
Four, they say, is a fine age to start. At four, your child is mature enough to be in the water with an instructor (and without you). They are able to pay attention to instructions and directions (especially if they’ve been going to preschool).
Swimming lessons are a great way to learn water safety and work on coordination. And that’s why we’ve just started Ayanna on swimming lessons. She’s always been comfortable in the water and swims with a jacket (which keeps her afloat) but knowing how to swim is essential.
Kick! Kick! Kick!
Ayanna responded well to her first class. Though a little shy at first she slowly warmed up to the instructor before she kicked, floated and swam (with the help of a board). Basic floating, breathing and leg and arm movements were the highlights of the first class.
Seems like fun!