I was curious how many of you have done swim lessons with your child(ren). What was your experience like? What are your future plans for lessons?
We started Jordan in lessons at the beginning of the summer and we have loved it. We go every Friday and we just started a new session that will continue to mid December. She has done even better than I ever anticipated. I had no idea a 16 month old could have such great breath control! Today she went under for about 6 seconds which is the longest yet. She can consistently do about 4 to 5 and I can see she is working her way toward more. If I mention swimming then she gets excited and is ready to put on her swimsuit ASAP. She will even bring me mine. This morning she saw me packing her swimsuit for our lesson but she didn't think it was necessary to wait any longer.
My sister enrolled my 3 1/2 year old niece last week and it's been a whole different experience. It's been much more of a struggle to get her comfortable going under, etc. I don't know if it's purely because of her age or if she is just a little more timid in the water. It makes me glad that we have started Jordan at a young age but I know we will have to keep going to not loose all the progress we have made. Hopefully we will be able to do that.