We have now been in swim lessons with Emler for about a year, I wanted to talk about a few things;
•Progress and milestones
•The benefit of taking swim lessons year round
•Incorporating our Emler lessons into our own swim time
We entered swim last October with Dexter being clingy, terrified and virtually knowing nothing.We have been going consistently for just under a year, once a week for 30 minutes each week.
In that time he has worked up to holding his breath for 10 seconds under water, kicking his feet and swimming across the pool on his own, jumping in pool, turning around and climbing out, and most of all he has learned to be comfortable with the water and gets excited about swimming.
This past session we were in the Super Water Babies class in which I did not participated with him, but watched from the side.
Surprisingly he actually learned faster and did better on his own, this class also focused on following instructions, participating in a group, and using manners.
YEAR ROUND SWIM
I saw the importance of continuing swim in the fall, winter, and spring to keep the consistency and prevent regression.
Another thing to consider is that they are learning survival techniques in case of an accidental fall in which can happen at any time of the year, not just the summer.
And let’s be honest, it’s fun! Little kids love to swim and the classes being indoors allows for aquatic enjoyment all year long!
EMLER AT HOME
We absolutely practiced all of our swim techniques on our own time this past summer.
We tried to spend equal time with and without the puddle jumper as recommended by our Emler coach. He loved practicing his kicks, blowing bubbles, and jumping in the pool and swimming to me.
This was fun bonding for Dexter and I as well as further progressing his lessons.
Don’t wait until summer, now is the best time to introduce your little ones to the pool and have them swimming by next summer.
They can start as early as 2 months, and up to 5 months they get FREE CLASSES!!!!
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