post #21 of 24
5/4/10 at 5:20pm
I'm not a lifeguard, but it sounds dangerous to me to make children comfortable playing in the water when they are not able to swim.
Well, my oldest son (now 4 1/2) HATES being water above his head. It doesn't matter if mom and dad are holding him. He FREAKS! And swim lessons take place in water that is over his head.
However, he ADORES the water. So long as he can stand up. He'll even do quite a bit of the stuff asked of him in swim lessons so long as we are in the shallow end.
I decided swim lessons were not a good idea but it is better to allow him to gain confidence in water he is comfortable in.