How Long Will it Take for My Child to Learn How to Swim?

We are very often asked this simple yet unique question, “how long will it take for my child to learn how to swim?” The common answer is, “every child is unique, some take longer than others, some less time than others.” That answer is usually followed up with, “well, how long is more and how long is less?”

We understand that parents need to wrap their heads around the question of how long will it truthfully take until my child is safe around water. So, I thought I would share my honest to goodness truth in what I have seen over my years of teaching swim lessons.

Have you ever heard the saying, “it takes 20 times to create a habit?” Let’s start there. If it takes 20 times to create that habit, 20 lessons will be the minimum amount of time your child should come for lessons.

The second key ticket to creating that habit, in my opinion, is the most important thing….consistency. If I can tell you one thing, it would be to remain consistent.

Come 2 times a week for 4 months and you will be amazed at your child’s progress.

So, when is the best time to start swim lessons? This question is answered uniquely by every family. Why? Because every family’s schedules are different. So, when do you have 4 months that you can dedicate to have your child learn how to swim? If you are ready to take the leap, book an intensive online today and let’s begin your child's journey to learning a life saving skill. 

Maybe it’s the winter months when you’ve found your groove with school, work and after school activities. Maybe one of those after school activities is swim lessons?

Maybe it’s spring and summer because you have a blank slate with your schedule. Whenever is best for your family is the best time to start.

Because teaching your child how to swim is the best gift you can give your child because learning how to swim will be a gift that lasts a lifetime.

(*These opinions are shared by Liz Bridgford and are not a guarantee, all children learn differently, at different rates*)