Last week little man had swim lessons with a local acquaintance that offers swim lessons. He cried throughout the entire lesson.
The person that gave little man lessons doesn't teach children under two so I signed up Cohen for infant survival swim lessons. These lessons are 4 days a week for 4-5 weeks. We have to drive 30 minutes each way to get to them. We figured since we were driving out that way anyway that we'd sign little man up for more lessons. Little man seems to be really responding to swim lessons now and is already able to swim to the side!
Cohen too is already able to swim to the side from a short distance. I can't wait to see where they are on their test out days! To test out of the class the boys have to be able to swim fully clothed to simulate accidentally falling into the pool.
If you've never heard of infant survival swim lessons check it out here. It's a national organization and maybe you can find an instructor close to you, classes are private and start at 6 months old. Even if you don't have a pool in your backyard it is worth every penny! Drowning is the second leading cause in accidental deaths under the age of five. (car accidents are number one)