Water babies: Making your first trip to the pool a success

Swimming! What are your tips on swimming with young children?

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It brings a smile to my face whenever I hear the “motorboat, motorboat, go so fast” song, because it takes me right back to my many years as a swim teacher.  I have always loved watching the magic happen between parent and babe and if you have had a little one in swimming lessons, you’ll likely remember holding your baby close and spinning around to this very song!

Adorable baby girl enjoying swimming in a pool with her mother, early development class for infants teaching children to swim and dive

June 6-13 marks National Water Safety Week and now that summer is almost here, consider introducing your baby to the water.  Swimming is a wonderful form of exercise and will help your child develop essential survival skills.  We also know that introducing your child to the water at an early age increases their comfort level later on.

Equally important to swimmer comfort is swimmer safety.  According to the Lifesaving Society, “drowning is the second leading cause of preventable death for children under age 10, and children…

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