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Why should I start my child at an early age?

In traditional swimming classes for babies the child is taught to “swim to mommy” and are fun, but the child does not realize that “mommy” is the one holding and protecting the child. They are often encouraged as how to have fun.  The child gets a false sense of security – they think they can swim. Drownings occur when the child attempts to swim without the parent, not understanding that they do not have the water safety skills to do it. It is the same thing with armbands and other floatation devices: we send the wrong message to our children by making them “think” they are safe and can swim. Babies who learn proper breath control (not blowing bubbles), the survival roll and back float, have both, a healthy respect and love for swimming. Babies are stronger and more self-confident in everything they do!

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I never recommend any particular therapist or instructor because I know how unique and different our Autistic kiddos are. I understand that what works for my mostly non verbal, 6 year old autistic son may not work for someone else’s son or daughter. Having said that – let me tell you about this GREAT swimming instructors we have found. At first it was hard for me to buy into their philosophy. The lessons are only 10 minutes long, Monday through Thursday for 8 weeks. I was so afraid my son…
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