I was talking to a co-worker at the end of the school year about his 4 year old daughter and swimming lessons. She's scared to put her face in the water, and the swim teacher basically told him they have already screwed up by not dumping water over the child's face when she was a baby.
So, anyway, that got me thinking about a topic for the board: How and when did your child learn to swim? If you did swim lessons, were they group or private? At what age did you start? If your child was fearful at any part of the process, how did he/she work through it? What advice would you give to someone with a younger child who is looking to start swim lessons?
High School English teacher and mom of 2 kids:
DD, born 9/06/00 -- 12th grade
DS, born 8/25/04 -- 7th grade