For about 3 months now, we’ve been taking Ean to swimming class once a week. First time we put him in water was at the tender age of 7 weeks, and that was straight into the warm and lovely July Mediterranean. He’s grown a lot and come a long way since then and it’s an absolute joy to go swimming with him, yes even if he looks scared to death when he’s under water!
If you are planning to get into it, make sure baby is well fed (obviously not too close in time to the swim) and well rested before you try because the whole experience is overwhelming and quite exhausting. The new impressions may be a bit scary but regardless of the learning curve of your child, once they’ve got it down… it’ll be a lot of fun! Ean always sleeps like a bear in hibernation once we get home, which is a great bonus.