SwimWay | FAQ: At What Age Should My Child Begin Swimming Lessons?
Frequently Asked Question: "At What Age Should My Child Begin Swimming Lessons?" At SwimWay we begin to teach swimming when a child reaches 6 months old.
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FAQ: At What Age Should My Child Begin Swimming Lessons?

Frequently Asked Question: “At What Age Should My Child Begin Swimming Lessons?”

At SwimWay we begin to teach swimming when a child reaches 6 months old. Younger than this and babies don’t have enough neck control or eye coordination to be especially active in the water. Newborns get cold very quickly and do not shiver yet, pools must be kept very warm and 30 minute lessons might be a bit too much for them.

At around 6 months babies can begin to have fun in the lessons. Children start to interact and become more aware their surrounding and of others. Younger babies tend not to notice others and won’t benefit from the social group elements of the classes. We would rather recommend things to do in the bath at this age and encourage parents to keep their babies interactions with water positive.

You can read more about that in our previous articleFAQ: What Can I Do To Prepare My Baby For Swimming Lessons?

Although you can start swimming at any age after 6 months,  SwimWay’s Parent & Baby Swimming Program recommends that:

“The benefits of teaching a child to swim early are that that its easier for them to adjust to the pool, a baby that’s been swimming from a young age won’t know the difference, won’t remember a time when they couldn’t swim, and will be comfortable in the water.”

If you would like to learn more about our Swimming Lessons, have a look around our website and contact us HERE