It is important, when teaching your child to swim, that you give them an opportunity to practice a wide variety of activities that different from the regular routine of lessons.
Kids are all individual and what some will find easy, other struggle with.
Just as important as swimming well is beginning to identify what is dangerous and what is safe.
For example – its not uncommon to see kids who can swim freestyle but cannot climb out of the pool.
As parents, it will greatly enhanced your child’s enjoyment of water, and safety in that environment if you take the opportuning to challenge and educated them regarding how to be safe and back up the lessons they are having by practicing safety skills.
There are many steps to becoming safe but 4 keys ones are
1. Climbing out
2. Finding safety (changing direction)
3. Front and back transitions
4. Deep water recovery