I LOVE living here in Florida! We are surrounded by beautiful beaches and refreshing pools to swim in! No matter how much we love being in the water... it can be very dangerous! That is why it was a MUST for our twins to get swim lessons in.
Did you know that drowning is a leading cause of death for children 4 and under? I read this a while ago and I couldn't stop thinking about that!
I used to be SO stressed when we would go to a friends house who had a pool. We could never relax... we always had to keep our eyes on the kids to make sure they didn't jump in and drown!
I will tell you one thing... getting your kids into swim lessons is a FULL COMMITMENT.
The kids will have lessons 4-5 days a week for about 6-8 weeks for repetition and consistency so the kids have the muscle memory instilled in them for a longer period of time if they are not using their skills regularly! The lessons are only 10 minutes a day! It's a lot of work for such a quick lesson! BUT you have to remember that you are doing this to protect your kids. You're doing this for a sense of peace.
You will be impressed with how QUICKLY your child picks up the skills he/she needs to know to save their own life.
The company that we used here locally (Orlando) was Swim Sprouts! Heidi Was our instructor and she was incredible with the twins! She taught them 4 skills: to Swim independently, to rollback, to float and to flip over to swim again!
These kids are like little fishes now! They have grown not only physically because of these lessons... but also mentally! They have learned to respect the water!
Check out Swim Sprouts HERE & Check the twins out HERE --->