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Swim question

I have my period and dd doesn't yet swim properly -- she can jump, go on a slide and swim but not a 100%. Should I allow her to be in the shallow by herself? I usually go in with her even though I don't swim myself. Life guards are present. If I abort this plan she is going to throw a fit.

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Let her swim.
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I agree, like her swim.

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I have my period and dd doesn't yet swim properly -- she can jump, go on a slide and swim but not a 100%. Should I allow her to be in the shallow by herself? I usually go in with her even though I don't swim myself. Life guards are present. If I abort this plan she is going to throw a fit.
At our local public pool, the policy is that caregivers are to be within arms-length of children who are non-swimmers. You may want to check if your pool has a similar policy/guideline/rule. Is there anyone who can swim with her?

BTW, Life guards can't watch each individual in the pool all the time. I'm sure that you will be watching her but I wouldn't rely on the lifeguards.
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Thanks, will check about supervision.

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Our pool has that policy only if kids can't touch the bottom. I'll stand on the edge if I can't be in. My girls are not "100%" either.


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Thanks, we went and was told by a life guard the child didn't even have to be supervised which is probably not the case but at least the parent doesn't have to be in the pool. Actually, really, it wasn't about the rules, I had never not gone in with her so wasn't sure and I hadn't paid attention to what other parents do but usually I see most of them in the pool.
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