The American Academy of Pediatrics used to recommend that you not begin formal swimming lessons until kids are at least 4 years old. That is the age that children are thought to be ‘developmentally ready’ for swim lessons.
On the other hand, if you want to learn how to swimm and you can’t afford some pricy tutor, he are few free lessons.
The 3 most popular swimming strokes are Front Crawl, Breast Stroke and Back Stroke. When learning to swim it is important to practice as often as possible. This will build up your confidence in the water. Learning to swim can become fun by participating in swimming lessons, it is also much easier to learn with the aid of a qualified instructor. Swimming lessons are available in most communities through private gymnasiums and programs such as the American Red Cross, Swim America, public schools, YMCAs, and sports clubs.
When starting out, most instructors provide floatation equipment, this is a good idea as you will be able to focus on your stroke technique without worrying about staying afloat. Choose floatation equipment that does not restrict your arm and leg movements and do not rely upon the equipment to keep you afloat in deep water, it is only to be used as a swimming aid. If you start using inflatable flotation equipment, try deflating the device bit by bit as your skills improve. Soon you will find you don’t need the equipment any more.
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