2. INTRODUCTION TO SWIMMING
Once you see that your child is accustomed to the water, is having fun and has now started to laugh and splash around water, this is a great time to bond with them and have a fun session before you start to actually learn how to swim.
To begin teaching your children to swim, you can start with the basics of floating, propulsion and movement in the water using armbands, a noodle or other floating equipment.
Little by little, you can begin to remove the safety devices if your kid agrees. Then try getting him to put his head under the water, float on his back or push against the wall with his feet. If your child feels at ease with these exercises, he is ready!
For children, the easiest stroke to introduce is the breaststroke. They can learn the leg and arm movements using a noodle by dissociating the upper and lower limbs. You can then hold them by the waist so that they can attempt to perform the movements simultaneously. Once your kid gets how it works, allow them to try it for themselves over short distances, by remaining extremely vigilant and in an area where they can touch the bottom.