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March 1st, 2013, 02:42 PM
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Are you planning on putting your LO in swim lessons? If so when?
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March 1st, 2013, 05:00 PM
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We sure are!! We will start June/July..daddy wants to do it so this is his thing. Can't wait!
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March 1st, 2013, 05:20 PM
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Not sure ... A coworker has his 7 month old in mommy and me swim lessons.
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March 1st, 2013, 05:33 PM
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The rec center by our house starts them at 6 months!! So fun!
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March 1st, 2013, 05:58 PM
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I would love for all the kids to do it...just trying to figure out the logistics.
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March 1st, 2013, 06:33 PM
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Probably not until she turns 2, that's what we are going to do for Sophie soon.
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March 1st, 2013, 07:31 PM
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Definitely! I would like to sign him up for Mommy and Me swim classes, too. Ours also start at 6 months.
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March 1st, 2013, 07:58 PM
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Yes I've looked into it. It's the infant safety classes; I'm drawing a blank on the exact name. But it teaches them how to float and then float/paddle/float if they were to fall into the water. I would like to do it but it's almost $400 for the 6 week course!
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March 1st, 2013, 08:03 PM
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Yes I've looked into it. It's the infant safety classes; I'm drawing a blank on the exact name. But it teaches them how to float and then float/paddle/float if they were to fall into the water. I would like to do it but it's almost $400 for the 6 week course!
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March 1st, 2013, 08:13 PM
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Yes I've looked into it. It's the infant safety classes; I'm drawing a blank on the exact name. But it teaches them how to float and then float/paddle/float if they were to fall into the water. I would like to do it but it's almost $400 for the 6 week course!
That's really expensive!! We are doing Jonah's through the city's park and rec programs/classes. It's very affordable. Can you look into something like that?
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March 1st, 2013, 08:41 PM
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Yeah, sounds like I need to!! This one is through a private instructor and like I said, it's a special safety course thing; gosh I can't remember the name of it for the life of me right now. Time to go to sleep. Lol.
But do Rec centers offer classes for babies this young?? I mean, they won't actually be learning to swim yet, right?? I'll look into the YMCA; maybe they have something!
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March 1st, 2013, 08:48 PM
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Our YMCA has it. And no, for babies it's just about getting them comfortable in the water.
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March 1st, 2013, 08:48 PM
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I'll probably wait to look into lessons for Jamison until Josiah starts kindergarten and I have more time alone with Jamison. He will be turning 2 the year Josiah starts kindergarten. Josiah has done one session of swim lessons (mom and me type) when he was 3, and we are planning to enroll him in lessons at our local indoor pool this spring. It's not as pressing of a thing for us as it would be if we lived elsewhere, since hardly anyone up here has outdoor pools at their residence, and our summers are so short. We're just not in situations where he is in water that much.
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March 1st, 2013, 08:53 PM
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I just did a quick search for our YMCA and it didn't come up wit anything. I'll research more in depth later; I bet I can find something else that's more affordable. I still think that class is a good idea because it keeps them from drowning and dhs parents live on the lake so it would make me feel more comfortable. At the end of the class they even teach everything they learned but with clothes on, so a realistic situation! We'll see; I need to talk to dh some more about it.
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March 1st, 2013, 09:16 PM
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Yeah, sounds like I need to!! This one is through a private instructor and like I said, it's a special safety course thing; gosh I can't remember the name of it for the life of me right now. Time to go to sleep. Lol.
But do Rec centers offer classes for babies this young?? I mean, they won't actually be learning to swim yet, right?? I'll look into the YMCA; maybe they have something!
They start at 6 months here and they learn to swim under water and actually swim! The YMCA would be great!!
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March 1st, 2013, 09:18 PM
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Definitely starting at 6 months. DH and I were just talking about it today when we took dd1 for her swimming class and they were having a mummy and me class close by. The babies were about 7-8 months and already so good in water. They start really young here by 6 months because the state has several rivers/lakes/beaches so its important for the kids to know how to swim. With dd1 we started the mummy and me class at 18 months and she is a very good swimmer now at 3 years (she just got promoted to the 5th level of the 13-level program in the swimming school she goes to here). Luyando will start at 6 months and I can go with her to the mummy and me class while dh stays with dd1 in her class. And we all go home together.

And yes, Nina, that class sounds like a rip off. The YMCA water safety class we took in states was like $65 per month; here our class is $80 per month.
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March 1st, 2013, 09:30 PM
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Yes!! 6-7 month's!! The ymca is right by our house!!
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March 1st, 2013, 09:33 PM
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I will do it as soon as I can. I was able to swim with floaters by 4 and really enjoyed swimming, Jayden loves the bath tub so I know he will love swimming!
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March 2nd, 2013, 09:53 PM
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Yes! Scarlett is all signed up and ready to start at our local YMCA next Saturday. She picked out her swimsuit from Gymboree and everything.
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March 2nd, 2013, 10:42 PM
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Yes I've looked into it. It's the infant safety classes; I'm drawing a blank on the exact name. But it teaches them how to float and then float/paddle/float if they were to fall into the water. I would like to do it but it's almost $400 for the 6 week course!
Is it ISR?

We are starting Keira in June with ISR. We did it with Carter. and it is pretty expensive but I can pay that knowing my child is around non-fenced pools and will know what to do. Carter fell into a pool when he was 2, We were all outside, but he was reaching for a ball. he popped into his float and was fine! and wasnt scared because he knew what to do. IMO its worth every penny. I'm not sure if you'll be able to see this if not a friend of mine on FB https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v...7619055&type=3
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