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mrshall10210:I would assume you'd be with him the whole time? If so, I say go for it as long as you're super careful about the sun. Is it indoors or in the evening? I lost my dad 2 years ago to melanoma, so the sun is a huge worry for me.
I do think its pretty fascinating though that babies can swim!
You are within arms reach of your child while they are learning.
NandaB:The sahm board talked about this recently. Its pretty controverial. I would be concerned about the method in which they 'teach' the babies. I'm not in a hurry to scare my baby into learning how to stay afloat. I get that you have a safety concern, but I wouldn't rely on anything other than being super aware and a fence to protect my baby near moving water.
I'm not in a rush to teach my baby to swim. Or read.
We personally know several people who did the class with their infants - none of the infants cried, and most of them laughed or smiled during the class. They weren't scared. I wouldn't do it if I thought he was going to be scared.
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OhSewCrafty:I'm pretty sure the type of swimming lessons you're talking about are very expensive and on a one on one basis. Definitely look into availability in your area.
I have looked into it, there are a bunch of programs here in Sacramento, one is 14 weeks, though I am leaving back to WV in the middle of August, and there are no programs (That I have seen yet, still looking) that offer infant training unless I go all the way to middle Ohio once or twice a week (Nope!)
The ones I have seen are like $150 or so, which I honestly think isn't bad at all.