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Old 04-22-2011, 12:44 AM
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Default Infant Swim Lessons

Well, "we" made it through our first swim lesson. LOL, have to admit it was harder on me than the little guy. For reference, little guy is 11 mo. old, not walking but crawling, cruising like a mad man, so he is very mobile. We started this infant swimming resource course offered by our Local Y, which is 10 min a day for six weeks, five days a week. Todays lesson was basically putting him the pool moving around and then at times, putting him horizontal and seeing how he reacted - all in all, not too bad, he cried like a banshee the first time and then each subsequent time he went horizontal but we'll see how it is in future times. Wife is taking him tomorrow as I am working and then picking up my sister who is coming to town, but was totally cool to see him "swimming" today - will post pics off my iPhone next time.
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Old 04-22-2011, 01:59 AM
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Wow man. I couldn't do it. 10 minutes, five days a week! Oh man that's brutal. 6 weeks of this? Hot life guards I hope.
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Old 04-22-2011, 03:13 PM
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Wife and I seen this commercial .....
we thought it was crazy...let us know how it goes....have fun ,hot lifeguards a plus

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Old 04-22-2011, 05:15 PM
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Can the baby see you during lessons? It is a big plus if he can't.
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Old 04-22-2011, 05:41 PM
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Mine used to love turquoise colored Caribbean Sea. She 's taken a few "walking" steps.
Still only in the 50's here. Two lifeguard beaches on the lake and a plastic pool in the yard.
Gonna have tons of fun if it ever warms up.
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Old 04-22-2011, 08:23 PM
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Ouch, that's a brutal schedule. Maybe just take him in there yourself during open pool since there isn't really any instruction going on?
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Old 05-04-2011, 11:09 PM
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10 minutes? Thats it?
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:03 AM
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Originally Posted by mnsahd View Post
10 minutes? Thats it?
Yup. 5 days a week for six weeks - at this age, all he is pretty much doing is learning how to float and roll over if he gets on stomach (at least that's what they tell me, so far all I can tell is that he screams the whole ten minutes!). Every few minutes they also do this test while he is in the water where they press his back foot and if the color doesn't completely return in 5 seconds he is done in the water.

Once he gets older, I believe the swim lessons are longer. Luckily the Y is a five minute drive or fifteen minute walk, so the short lesson time is not a big deal (e.g, compared to transit time). I might feel differently if I had to drive 20 minutes each way for a 10 minute lesson!
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