Dd learning to swim

(4 Posts)
Unlurked Tue 13-Nov-12 21:01:09

I'm looking fir a bit of advice about my 4yo learning to swim. She's always enjoyed going to the swimming pool, she refused to wear armbands until august when she started swimming lessons and she saw everyone else wearing them. So she went from walking/jumping about in the pool to happily swimming about out of her depth with armbands on.

Last month we went swimming and she whipped her armbands off and dived under the water to get something from the bottom of the pool. Since then she has been swimming about with no armbands but only under the water. I'm not sure whether I should be encouraging her to swim with her head above water or leave her to do her underwater thing? Also is this a normal way for kids to learn to swim?!

Any advice would be much appreciated, I'm not a very strong swimmer so I've really not got a clue what to do smile

MrsSpoutfire Fri 16-Nov-12 21:18:12

Leave her to do the underwater thing smile

bidibidi Sat 17-Nov-12 22:01:31

Agree leave her to do what comes natural.

Unlurked Sun 18-Nov-12 20:37:22

Ooh thanks, didn't think I was going to get any responses to this! I'll leave her to do her underwater thing then smile

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