M.E. asks from Boynton Beach, FL on September 14, 2011
Swim Lessons - Boynton Beach,FL
Is it ok to take a break from swim lessons ie the winter? I have a 5 & 3 year old and dont want them to forget what they have learned so far?
S.L. answers from Boca Raton on September 16, 2011
My son is 6, swims like a fish, but he's never had a lesson and NEVER swims in the winter. I don't think they'll forget a thing. It will be fine!
L.S. answers from Los Angeles on September 14, 2011
We usually do a short refresher course at the beginning of summer and it all comes back. Kinda like riding a bike :) I say you can skip winter.
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C.S. answers from Miami on September 14, 2011
Please consider that we are in FLl and that in South Florida, drowning is the number one cause of death in children ages 5 and under!!! Our answers should be a bit different than people up north!!
We live in Ft. Lauderdale - what I learned to do is to break from whenever it gets too cold (usually in late October sometime) until January. We do a month worth of swim lessons in an indoor, heated pool in January (it is also a super nice treat) and then break again until our city begins swim lessons in early April.
I didn't do this when my son was 2 (has an April bday) and by the time we started swim lessons again in April when he was 3 he HATED the pool and had forgotten almost everything. It was nearly 2 months to get him back to where he was...
We do city swim lessons from April - October once per week (Saturdays). We also try to get in the pool and reinforce the lessons at least once per week or more with our one year old and 5 year old. I go to British Swim School for the January lessons. Expensive but worth every cent.
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K.E. answers from Buffalo on September 14, 2011
I am curious why you need to break?
1. Free their schedule for school work=Yes school work comes 1st
2. It is because it is cold out= No Bring warmer clothes and use the hand dryers for hair dryers and have them dry and then bundle up.
3. Is it for $$?=Yes you need to do what is good for your family
I think only you know what is going to work for your family and no one else can. My oldest has been in swimming all year for 3 years, and for school I have pulled him and his younger brother. is it fair no My yourger son should be able to get the full 3 years like his brother; however, they both have the skills needed to swim with out a float in deep water so ... For my family school needed to be the priority. Do what you see is best for your household.
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G.B. answers from Oklahoma City on September 14, 2011
Well, since you live in florida I think not doing swimming lessons any particular time of the year is kind of odd. If you are tired of going to them then take a break but not because of a particular month the calander is on.
B.S. answers from Lansing on September 14, 2011
We take breaks.
My mom had us go every summer and we never had issues.
A.G. answers from Mayaguez on September 15, 2011
Of course it's ok.
My grandaughter took a year off, and when she got back (with a different instructor) they just asked her to do some exercises to see how advanced she was, and they took off from there. Phew! That sentence left me out of breath!!
C.O. answers from Minneapolis on September 14, 2011
We take a break in the winter. It just gets so hard and cold. We just do spring and summer.
K.U. answers from Detroit on September 14, 2011
I grew up on a lake, so every summer was spent swimming every day, as well as swim lessons at the pool. We really did not have any swimming opportunities over the winter but it didn't matter - it really did not set as back any at all.