We can say that almost kids like to play with water and swim. They are have to learn how to swim in a good and correct way.
Six months until 1 year old, is the right time to introduce the kids to the water, because they are ready for a swim. Of course at six month old, just teach your kid to be not afraid of the water. Teach the kids splash the water or play a balloon in the water.
Just make sure the baby is within your reach. For safety reason, use special buoys designed for babies in the market. These special buoys design to retain the body, so a baby will sit quietly and safely inside the buoy. Remember, do not ever try to teach kids under 3 years old to dive. Because if they are choked, gulp water that enters the body will bring the chemicals into the blood.
Parent can put a life jacket on or a small buoy on the waist and arms of two or three years olds kids. Remember, with this safety equipment add on them, does not mean parent can let them swim off guard. To make swimming time more fun, ask kids to play ball in the water.
Four years olds, kids have been able to follow the swimming lessons. The American Association of pediatrics recommended it to the parents. Why ? Because at 4 years old, child has grown and able to learn to float. At this year, kids are able to dip his head until the count of 10 and learned to float on the water. A kid maybe can learn to swim autocratically, but the lessons made by the expert can make them mastering the swimming skill.
At 6 years olds, Child can hold the breath under the water longer. Even, some kids already can dive in to the water to pick up the toy or other things. In some cases, some kid has been able to do chest and backstroke style. Parent just has to train them for the swimming distance. Slowly but surely. There are positive points can be gain. So why waiting ? Let’s teach them to swim.