Learning to swim is a Life Skill and should be a non-negotiable in every household. Learning to swim will give your child the ability to expose themselves to many life experiences…ocean swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, canoeing, fishing, boating, swim team, healthy exercise, etc. More importantly, it arms them with the ability to keep themselves water safe and to enable them to potentially save a life.
So, what happens if your little one is not keen on the idea of learning to swim?
Resistance to swim lessons, or any new activity (new school, new sports team, new friends, etc.) is completely normal for young children. Having four little ones ourselves, we understand that trying to get your little one to embrace swim lessons can be overwhelming. Here are 5 tips that we have used with our children to encourage them through their learning to swim journey.