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How to Use the Swim Lesson DVD

  • If age appropriate, let the child decide what to practice/learn.
  • Watch the swim lesson with your child (if age appropriate) that you are going to practice on that day telling the child that he can do it too!
  • Tell your child that this is "swim school" and that you are the teacher
  • Make notes of what you want to practice or print each lesson description from the website prior to going to the pool
  • Give a five minute warning before you end the practice or lesson.
  • Watch the dvd and any videos and pictures that you took, to review and reinforce what you've accomplished and what you will work on next.
  • Make plans for the next lesson!!
  • For a successful swimming lesson:
    • Swim when the child is rested and happy.
    • Make sure the water is warm.
    • Always make it fun. Offer rewards.
    • Show confidence that you can have the child do what you see in the video
    • Do not make the child nervous or set high expectations for yourself.
    • Have patience and continue to encourage and praise the child.
    • Time: fifteen minutes for a baby, thirty or forty minutes older baby Write to me; I would love to hear from you. Love you!

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