We often get calls for help – mainly from parents who report that their children don’t like swimming lessons. This could be for a number of reasons, including fear of the water, a scare in the pool or another water environment, lack of early exposure to the water, developmental stages or personality.
It’s important that parents understand that swimming for kids is a journey which cannot be hurried or forced, especially with timid children. Timid children need to be in a learning environment that makes them feel safe and secure, encourages them to progress at their own pace and celebrates small steps to make them feel good about their progress.
Swimming for Kids Resource
Julia Ham from Hamptons Swim School in Brisbane, Queensland shares an article to help parents who have children in this category.