Has anyone ever done this?
I went with a friend- her boys had a class today and I got to watch.
Mom's don't go in the pool- you have to over your LO to an instructor. It's one on one and they teach them to float and survive if they were to ever fall into a pool or any body of water.
I got teary eyed watching my friends kids ONLY because he knew what was going on and started crying when his mom handed him over to the instructor. The instructor didn't give him a minute to calm down and just dropped him in the water. (I get that in a crisis situation the LO will most likely start to cry anyway, but I still was a little shocked). I watched a 3 year old before and a 1 year old after my friend's LO turn. They all cried/screamed the entire time.
<I am in no way judging this, I am just stating what I saw and debating if this would be beneficial to Z instead of normal swim lessons>
I'm am contemplating registering Z for classes. I feel like with us living in FL it is pretty important to acquire this skill! But I worry about the trauma behind it? Is that something they will forget about and remember the skill? Or will it make them terrified of water for life? Any experience with this?