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Has anyone done the lessons that teach babies to float?  Is it worth it?  Is it worth it to give Liam swim lessons at 1 year? 

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  • Yes. and Yes. DD loves to swim. I was hesitant at first about doing it, but I soooo glad we ended up doing the classes.

    Here is a video of DD floating and swimming. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hn7uUzBLlgc&feature=youtu.be

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  • imageJulesDiane:

    Yes. and Yes. DD loves to swim. I was hesitant at first about doing it, but I soooo glad we ended up doing the classes.

    Here is a video of DD floating and swimming. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hn7uUzBLlgc&feature=youtu.be

     

    That is amazing and scary all at the same time! I'm impressed. Does she just swim great now that she is older? 

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  • That was just a couple months ago. She still swims great! And loves it.
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  • imageJulesDiane:

    Yes. and Yes. DD loves to swim. I was hesitant at first about doing it, but I soooo glad we ended up doing the classes.

    Here is a video of DD floating and swimming. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hn7uUzBLlgc&feature=youtu.be

    That is amazing. I am so interested in doing this but it freaks me out for some reason. Also, it is super pricey, right? Where did you guys do it? 

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  • Swim lessons were a must for me.  Following a bunch of the girls here, I went with Aqua-Tots.  We have been in it for over a month and she LOVES her swim classes.  As for price, I didn't shop around.  I liked the fact that they were close to me and came highly recommended.
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  • imageJulesDiane:
    That was just a couple months ago. She still swims great! And loves it.

    Can you tell me who you used for these lessons?    

  • imageJulesDiane:

    Yes. and Yes. DD loves to swim. I was hesitant at first about doing it, but I soooo glad we ended up doing the classes.

    Here is a video of DD floating and swimming. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hn7uUzBLlgc&feature=youtu.be

     

    That is AMAZING!! We had Abigail in swim lessons for a couple months when she was around 6 months, but we didn't keep her in because it was just too far away. Wish we had kept her in.

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  • Hello,

     I've been thinking about doing it was well. The YMCA in my area has a few mommy and me classes and I've heard from several girlfriends that there kids loved it.

    By the way Happy Birthday Liam. I love that name.

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    imageJulesDiane:
    That was just a couple months ago. She still swims great! And loves it.

    Can you tell me who you used for these lessons?    

    We used Gina Torjak. She teaches in Sandy Springs and Buckhead (during the summer months). 

    https://www.aquakidsswimming.com/

    If you use her, tell her that Julie and Azlyn sent you! 

     

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    imageJulesDiane:

    Yes. and Yes. DD loves to swim. I was hesitant at first about doing it, but I soooo glad we ended up doing the classes.

    Here is a video of DD floating and swimming. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hn7uUzBLlgc&feature=youtu.be

    That is amazing. I am so interested in doing this but it freaks me out for some reason. Also, it is super pricey, right? Where did you guys do it? 


    Honestly, it was a little tough to watch the first couple of weeks.. And yes, it was a bit pricey.  That was another one of my hesitations. But, in the end it was so worth it.

    And see my post above for where we did the lessons. 


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  • I am now seriously considering doing this. It is pricey but I think it is so worth it. DH, however, is not totally on board. He worries that if we do this, it will make us less vigilant about watching her near water, since she will "know how to swim".  I think that is ridiculous, of course.  It would just give me so much more peace of mind to know that if, god forbid, she somehow fell in, she would have a chance to survive.
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  • For those who are worried about the price, I've taught these lessons at pools for four years, honestly you can do all the same things with your children in the bathtub, I think they are fun if you have the money, but overall not worth it. Practicing blowing bubbles and submerging their face for a second in the tub are the fast track to swimming as well as laying them in shallow water in the tub on their tummy for a few minutes and letting them play (obviously nearby). Just playing with them in the pool on your own is great. The children who swim the earliest and the best once they are older are children who are comfortable being on their stomach in the water and who can blow bubbles or put their eyes in for even just a second. Life jackets are also great as they can learn how to kick themselves around in the water, but of course never ever leave them alone!!!

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