How long will it take for my child to become water safe?
Every child is unique and develops at their own pace. Babies and toddlers who have had positive water experiences early tend to develop faster because they do not develop a fear for the water. Keeping this in mind, the younger they get started, the sooner they will become safe and happy swimmers.
Learning to swim is not a skill that you can learn in just a few easy lessons, but requires time to develop and practice. At SwimKids Swim School, we recommend making swimming part of your weekly activities, swimming once per week on an extended basis. This is the best way to encourage and maintain the water safety and fitness benefits that swimming offers you. Most experts agree that the goal of 300 yards of freestyle is a good measure of water safety.