I have my 3yr old enrolled in swim lessons. We have gone few times and it has been quiet trying.. He is the yougest in the class and parents sit on the side of the pool.. they do not go in with them. I think he is some what afraid but I think he likes to swim because when he is actually out with the teacher he is smiling! BUt it has become a battle he will not sit on the side of the pool like he should he keeps trying to hang of the stair rail, he is splashing other kids... and when it was his turn yesterday he flat out refused, came out of the pool, said he wanted to go home.. started screaming at me and decide to hit me in the face.. this is typical behavior we have been having lately... it is only a 40 min class.. and the teacher really dosen't have that much time to mtg. my child... SO how do I handle this? I feel like the entire class is " ds you need to sit down.. ds you need to not splash other kids in the face... ds lets just try it once you will like. I feel like The whole side of the pool looks at me and my son like "oh, that child again". No one else seems to have these issues. I don't want to "force" him but Learning to swim is not really negotiable. we boat a lot and for his safety he needs to learn how or hopefully develop some comfort in the water. I have taken him to the pool by my self and I really have to work towards coaxing him in before he has fun.. What do I do?